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I would like to mount a folder from the remote server

When I type: mount -F nfs /remote/username, the folder username gets mounted in the directory /remote/username.

Now I would like to make an entry in the /etc/vfstab, but without mount at boot.   -       /remote/username       nfs     -       no      rw

Now, how can I mount the directory?

When I type mount /remote/username, I always get: mount: mount point cannot be determined

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double check the vfstab entry. that messages means that he cannot find the entry in the vfstab Ensure that the /etc/vfstab is properly configured (recommended tabs between fields) – BitsOfNix Mar 28 '13 at 1:03
Does the mountpoint exist? Are you inadvertently including a trailing slash that tab-completion can append? I.e., are you running "mount /remote/username/" instead of "mount /remote/username"? – Tim B Mar 28 '13 at 11:37
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check that the /remote/username directory exists. If it doesn't, you'll need to create the empty placeholder directory, and then try your 'mount /remote/username'.

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This should work, assuming you didn't disable the default /net automount:

ln -s /net/ /remote/username
ls -l /remote/username
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I think on solaris nfs mounts should be placed in /etc/dfs/dfstab. Take it with a grain of salt, a large one at that, as Solaris is not my forte. But I remember something like this. Hope this helps

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dfstab is for exports. – Tim B Mar 28 '13 at 11:32

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