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Managing Network File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: August 2021

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 11.4.

  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