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Managing Network File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: September 2018

How to Use Client-Side Failover

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.3.

  2. On the NFS client, mount the file system by using the –ro option.

    You can mount from the command line, through the automounter, or by adding an entry to the /etc/vfstab file that resembles the following:

    bee,wasp:/export/share/local  -  /usr/local  nfs  -  no  ro

    Note -  Servers that are running different versions of the NFS protocol cannot be mixed in a command issued at the command line or in a vfstab entry. Mixing servers that support NFS Version 2, NFS Version 3, or NFS Version 4 protocols can be performed only with autofs. In autofs, the best subset of NFS Version 2, NFS Version 3, or NFS Version 4 servers is used.