Proxmox not mounting NFS shares located in /etc/fstab


Well-Known Member
Jul 28, 2017
San Diego, CA
I am running the latest version of Proxmox and I am having an issue where when I reboot my proxmox server (not often but it does happen) my NFS mounts located in /etc/fstab are not getting mounted. I am using these NFS mounts within a bunch of CTs so as a result those CT have cascading failures on boot.

I can manually mount the exports by issuing

mount /mount/media

from the command line and it works perfectly, so I know it can see the mount information in /etc/fstab.

Looking for ideas on how to troubleshoot.

So i'am right when i say the mounts are not for proxmox datacenter? They are for some other things like home...?
If no, please use the pve-datacenter do add NFS-Shares. If not... please post your export from your NFS-Server. And your Fstab from your PVE-Host.
Hi Fireon

I am using the NFS mounts for bind mounts within a bunch of containers. The mount works perfectly if I wait for the machine to boot, issue the mount command from the command line and then boot the CTs.

I followed the wiki instructions for doing bind mounts.

If you still need my fstab and export let me know I am on the road right now and can post them later.

That is how I am doing it, I thought that was a bind mount. Maybe I misunderstood the concept, but this is what is in my conf file:

mp0: /mount/media,mp=/mount/media,size=0

Here my fstab on the prox server:
phxnas:/mnt/vol1/media /mount/media nfs

Mounts perfectly when I issue:
mount /mount/media

Just does not mount when I reboot the prox server. I have to manually issue the mount command on each bootup.
So the files are not on PVE right, So how you mount it, show me your fstab NFSentries in PVE. A solution can be do set a little sleep in den /etc/rc.local.
sleep 10
mount -a
This is often if the network is starting to slow, or the nfs-server is responding to slow. Had an similar problem at an customer. You can also start an dummy-vm with an time waiting for the next vm to start.


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