[Techtalk] mountpoints

Maria McKinley maria at shadlen.org
Sat Aug 4 17:25:41 UTC 2007

Isabelle Hurbain wrote:
> Le Fri, 3 Aug 2007 17:00:55 -0700,
> Raquel <raquel at thericehouse.net> a écrit :
>>> /lab/lab_mac is mounted onto macs regularly via afp, but the rest
>>> of lab  is only exported via nfs, so I thought it might be better
>>> to have them  separate. But maybe your right, and it doesn't
>>> really make a difference.
>>> ~m
>> I guess that I'm "old school".  I don't like the idea of one big
>> partition just for the simple reason that if something fills it up
>> (like a runaway log) you're "dead".  
>> Why not:
>> /dev/hdb1	/lab
>> /dev/hdb2	/lab_mac
> Yup, seems the way to go. If you make
> /dev/hdb1 /lab
> /dev/hdb2 /lab/lab_mac
> exporting only /lab and not /lab/lab_mac in NFS is a bit more
> complicated as you have to excluse /lab/lab_mac. Regarding NFS, I prefer
> to keep it as simple as possible - there are enough ways it doesn't work
> to avoid adding some more :o)
> Isa

I use to export /lab/lab_mac also via NFS, but there is no reason to do 
this, I think, if it isn't in the same directory as /lab. And I agree, 
probably better to only export via one protocol.


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