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Mount a NAS File System


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Some operations, like backup/restore and data loading, require you to either read or write large files. You can mount a NAS (network attached storage) file system for these operations.

This procedure shows you how to mount a NAS file system for storing or accessing large files. The file system will be mounted at the same location on each node in the cluster automatically. When the cluster is restarted, the file system will be mounted again automatically, if it can be found.

When supplying a directory for writing or reading a backup, you can specify the mountpoint as the directory to use. Likewise, you can stage data there for loading.

  1. Log In to the Linux Shell Using SSH.
  2. Mount the directory to the file system, by issuing the appropriate command:
    • For an NFS (Network File System) directory:
      tscli nas mount-nfs
         --server <server_NFS_address>
         --path_on_server <path>
         --mount_point <target>
    • For a CIFS (Common Internet File System) directory:
      tscli nas mount-cifs
         --server <server_CIFS_address>
         --path_on_server <path>
         --mount_point <target>
         --username <user>
         --password <password>
         --uid <uid>
         --gid <gid>

    For more details on the command syntax, review the tscli Command Reference for these commands.

  3. Use the mounted file system as you wish, specifying it by referring to its mount point.
  4. When you are finished with it, you may optionally unmount the NAS file system:
    tscli nas unmount --dir <directory>
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