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Mounting a FlexVol volume that has load-sharing mirrors for NFS clients

If you are mounting a volume that has one or more mirrors from an NFS client that must have access to the source read-write volume (for instance, to make changes to it), you must mount it through the /.admin link at the root of the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM).

Step

  1. Mount the volume using the /.admin link.
    The /.admin link routes requests to the parent read-write volume regardless of whether the volume has any mirrors.
    Example
    For example, if you are mounting a client that requires read-write access to a mirrored volume mounted at /dept/eng/sandbox on an SVM named engdata, the following command can be used:
    # mount -t nfs engdata:/.admin/dept/eng/sandbox mountpoint
    If you are mounting a client that does not require read-write access to the same volume, the following command can be used:
    # mount -t nfs engdata:/dept/eng/sandbox mountpoint