I have been testing NFS mounts on LXC containers and they work mostly ok after you have modified App-Armour settings on the host. Problems arise when the LXC containers are moved or host-node restarts. LXC container does not always seem to honor the /etc/fstab settings which results in mounts not working which results in Apache and email braking down because they are stored on NFS share somewhere else.

My fstab contains:  /var/vmail  nfs  auto,noatime,nolock,bg,nfsvers=3,intr,tcp,actimeo=1800  0 0

I'm wondering what kind of solutions you are familiar with to combat this problem?

How can I automate a "test" that checks if NFS share is mounted and if it's not then tries "mount -a" again?

  • This is in my fstab: /var/vmail nfs auto,noatime,nolock,bg,nfsvers=3,intr,tcp,actimeo=1800 0 0 – SamTzu Apr 19 '18 at 10:56
  • stat -f -c %T /var/vmail – A.B May 6 '18 at 18:10

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