mount point and distributed folder

Hari asked:

I have 10 unix servers and in that /home is common in all the unix servers and any update in /home of any server is getting reflected in all the servers.

How is this done? and also please let me know how to find out the mount point of /home in this case?

My answer:


Look at the /etc/fstab file. This contains information on all the mount points that the system mounts automatically.

One line will almost certainly refer to /home and this is the one you will look for. It will probably look something like this:

203.0.113.240:/export/home  /home   nfs     rw,nosuid,nodev     0 0

In this case we see from the third field that it is an NFS mount. Your file will tell you exactly what is going on in your case.


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