I have an issue with unmount of NFS volumes when rebooting or shutting down client machine - I have to wait for up to 30 minutes while NFS volume being unmounted.

Сlients's conf (CentOS 7.3):


#NFS area
server:/var/backup                              /mnt/backup                   nfs     rsize=65536,wsize=65536,intr,nolock,bg,hard,x-systemd.automount
server:/mnt/storage                             /mnt/storage                  nfs     rsize=65536,wsize=65536,intr,nolock,bg,hard,x-systemd.automount

x-systemd.automount, nolock options which I found on other resources are not help me.

Server's (CentOS 6.5):



Interesting thing - all mount/unmount operations come immediately when I do them manually. But I have to wait when reboot/shutdown my client machine. What is wrong in my configuration?

  • 1
    When you're rebooting the client, or ste server?
    – Kusalananda
    May 21, 2017 at 9:51
  • Client, of course. Server is 24/7 up.
    – Green Root
    May 21, 2017 at 10:30
  • Does this still happen if you add the server details to the client machines /etc/hosts?
    – Tigger
    May 21, 2017 at 10:35
  • Yes, it does...
    – Green Root
    May 21, 2017 at 10:37
  • It might be that the network is shutdown before the shares are unmounted. And another post saying the same. And even another post.
    – Tigger
    May 21, 2017 at 10:46

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The problem has been resolved by replacing OpenVPN's address of server in the client's /etc/hosts by real IP of remote server (and corresponding change in the server's configuration of NFS shares). Thanks Tigger for advice.

The OpenVPN service shuts down is earlier than NFS service, so, client tries to unmount non-existing resources, I guess.

  • If you don't already know, you should find out why the NFS share was done using the VPN IP address in the first place. There might be an important reason for that, such as not sending unencrypted NFS traffic over a publicly-accessible network... May 21, 2017 at 13:41
  • Thanks for the remark. I am now Kerberizing NFS, so, I hope the security of NFS share will be fine.
    – Green Root
    May 22, 2017 at 20:21

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