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Tim Nelson
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NFS mount at boot time

I apologize in advance if I missed the easy answer somewhere.

I would like an NFS mount to mount at boot.
I see a reference in the TCPIP document that the file sys$startup:tcpip$nfs_client_systartup.com is the place to put such a config.
After searching through startup files I do not see any startup that references this file nor can I find a good example ( I am sure I missed it).
Can anyone supply a best practice for the above scenario ?
I am thinking that the "tcpip mount...." command needs to be executed in this startup script ?

Thanks in advance.
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: NFS mount at boot time

so I would use that.
(the name TCPIP$NFS_CLIENT_SYSTARTUP is constructed from symbols so you won't see it by searching the DCL but the key lines are
$ serv_id = f$parse(serv_proc,,,"name") - "_STARTUP"
$ serv_tailor = f$edit("sys$startup:''serv_id'_systartup.com","upcase")
$ if f$search(serv_tailor) .nes. ""
$ then
$ call log_info "%TCPIP-I-INFO, executing site-specific startup"
$ @'serv_tailor'
$ endif
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Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: NFS mount at boot time

Thanks Ian,

The sys$startup:tcpip$nfs_client_systartup.com would basically just be the mount commands ?i.e.
tcpip mount /structure=5 /system /noadf -dnfs1: /host="myhost"/path="/mypath" -
Ian Miller.
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Re: NFS mount at boot time

yes that looks fine
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Jan van den Ende
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Re: NFS mount at boot time


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Tim Nelson
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Re: NFS mount at boot time

1 point for the reminder. :)

Thanks !
Lawrence Czlapinski
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Re: NFS mount at boot time

1. At our site, we do the NFS mount in SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM. Just do it after TCPIP is started. That way it is easy for us and our successors to find and change when needed.
2. There is always a small possibility that the TCPIP file you put the mount in will be replaced/deleted in a future build.
Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: NFS mount at boot time

Good point Lawrence.
The TCPIP doc did specifically state that the TCPIP$NFS_CLIENT_SYSTARTUP.COM file would not be touched. (nor would swamp land in Florida ever be purchased by anyone).

For my test I did create the aforementioned file and rebooted. My NFS mount was mounted automatically on boot.

I guess there again is 12 ways to skin a cat.

Thanks all !