29.17 NFS Volume Mount Failure Blocks the Mounting of Other File Systems

When mounting the volumes if the NFS volume mount fails, the subsequent file systems may fail to mount. The NFS volume mount may fail because of a problem with the NFS server or a network issue. To avoid the mount failure of the subsequent file systems, reset the default value of retry parameter of the NFS volume.

To change the value of retry parameter of NFS volume, do the following:

  1. Open the /etc/fstab file in a text editor.

  2. Edit and modify the NFS mount retry value. The default value is 10,000 minutes, which is approximately one week.

    For example, retry=5. If you have modified the default retry value to 5, the NFS server will try to remount the NFS volume for 5 minutes.

    You can change the retry value to the time you want the NFS server to retry mounting.

  3. Save the file.