System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Mount All File Systems from a Server

The Solaris Express, Developer Edition 1/08 release includes the mirrormount facility, which allows a client to access all available file systems shared using NFS from a server, once one mount from that server has succeeded. For more information, see How Mirrormounts Work.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services. To configure a role with the Primary Administrator profile, see Chapter 2, Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  2. Mount the root of the exported namespace of the server.

    This command mirrors the file system hierarchy from the server on the client. In this case, a /mnt/export/share/local directory structure is created.

    # mount bee:/ /mnt
  3. Access a file system.

    This command or any other command which accesses the file system causes the file system to be mounted.

    # cd /mnt/export/share/local