I have a Debian 10 machine which has a
nfs mountpoint specified in fstab.
This is the line
10.0.0.2:/mnt/md0 /mnt/md0 nfs4 _netdev,auto,nofail 0 0
nofail would prevent my boot sequence hanging for (precicely) 1:32 while a time out takes place while the system is looking for the nfs drive. However this doesn't appear to be the correct opion, as it is not mentioned in my systems man pages. A search suggested
nobootwait might be an alternative but again this is not mentioned in the man pages. There doesn't appear to be any relevant option, unless I am looking in the wrong document?
Is there any way to specify that the drive should be automatically mounted, when it is present, and only when it is present. Both at boot time, and additionally, if the drive is "somehow seen" later on.
eg; If I boot my workstation, and the drive is not present (server not booted) it should not wait an additional minute and a half to boot.
then; If I boot the server at a later time, is there any way to automatically detect/mount the nfs drive? I guess this could be done with some kind of cron script which pings the network address
10.0.0.2? (My server IP.)