Managing Network File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

How to Set Up /home With Multiple Home Directory File Systems

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.2 .

  2. Install home directory partitions under /export/home.

    If the system has several partitions, install the partitions under separate directories, for example, /export/home1 and /export/home2.

  3. Update the auto_home map.

    Whenever you create a new user account, type the location of the user's home directory in the auto_home map. Map entries can be simple, for example:

    user1        system1:/export/home1/&
    user2       system1:/export/home1/&
    user3      system2:/export/home2/&
    user4         system1:/export/home3/&

    Notice the use of the & (ampersand) as a substitute for the map key. The ampersand is an abbreviation for the second occurrence of user1 in the following example:

    user1     	system1:/export/home1/user1