NFS share fstab not mounting automatically, need to always manually get it running again


Nov 20, 2020
I have a external hard drive that first must mount on a PROXMOX host:
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /mnt/bindmounts/shared

I then have the NFS-Server running on this host.

The fstab has the following in it:
/dev/sda2 /mnt/bindmounts/shared auto nosuid,nodev,nofail 0 0

I would've assumed this is correct and enough to mount, and have the NFS added in datacenter storage.

I have another proxmox host node doing this:
mount /mnt/nfs_clientshare

I restarted the NFS-Server PROXMOX host and it didn't mount, the other proxmox host node didn't connect to the NFS share (manually).

I had to remove the NFS-Server storage entry and I couldn't use the same name (?), I had to use a slightly different name.

What am I doing wrong?

How can I make sure the drive is mounted and shared on NFS for other nodes to connect?
I wouldn't want to put any live disks if a disconnect will mean I need to manually do this every time.

I restarted (and found it wasn't automatically working as I thought it would) after the NFS share stopped responding on the NFS-Server PROXMOX host.

(On a dangerous note, if I create a VM/LXC with a this storage, and the name changes, I am stuffed and can't change the target, I would need to recreate the VM/LXC)
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