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How to rename a mount point in linux.

July 2, 2013

Yesterday i was working on RAC installation and OS guys created a mount point with name /rac but infact as a best practice for RAC we need to have /u01. So i thought of taking OS team help but i could able to do on my own with below practice.

1) Login as a root user.

2) create a folder with following name.(If this folder does not exist).

mkdir -p /u01

3) go to /etc/fstab.

there will be entry related to /rac. Just replace with /u01. Save and exit.

4) unmount /rac using below command.

umount /rac

5) mount /u01 using below command.

mount /u01

Now check weather new mount point point has been reflected or not.

before change:-

[root@lstgiamdb1 ~]# df -kh
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg_root-lv_root           5.9G            2.3G           3.3G            42% /
/dev/mapper/vg_root-lv_home        4.9G           146M          4.5G              4% /home
/dev/mapper/vg_root-lv_var             5.9G           242M          5.3G              5% /var
/dev/mapper/vg_root-lv_tmp            7.8G           147M          7.3G              2% /tmp
/dev/mapper/mpath0p2                      479M             22M         433M             5% /boot
tmpfs                                                                  20G                    0            20G             0% /dev/shm

/dev/mapper/vg_root-lv_rac     20G          15G        4.2G       78% /rac
/dev/mapper/vg_data-lv_oracle         7.9G          147M           7.4G            2% /db/oracle/112/db
/dev/mapper/vg_data-lv_grid              7.9G          147M           7.4G            2% /db/oracle/112/grid
/rac/rhel-server-5.8-x86_64-dvd.iso 3.9G            3.9G               0          100% /media/cdrom
[root@lstgiamdb1 ~]#

after change:-

[root@lstgiamdb1 u01]# df -kh
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg_root-lv_root      5.9G          2.3G  3.3G 42% /
/dev/mapper/vg_root-lv_home   4.9G         146M 4.5G 4%   /home
/dev/mapper/vg_root-lv_var        5.9G          242M 5.3G 5%   /var
/dev/mapper/vg_root-lv_tmp       7.8G          147M 7.3G 2%   /tmp
/dev/mapper/mpath0p2                 479M            22M 433M 5% /boot
tmpfs                                                             20G                   0 20G 0%    /dev/shm
/dev/mapper/vg_data-lv_oracle   7.9G           4.7G 2.9G 62% /db/oracle/112/db
/dev/mapper/vg_data-lv_grid        7.9G           6.2G 1.4G 83% /db/oracle/112/grid
/rac/rhel-server-5.8-x86_64-dvd.iso 3.9G    3.9G     0 100% /media/cdrom
/dev/mapper/vg_root-lv_rac 20G        4.1G 15G 22% /u01
[root@lstgiamdb1 u01]#


1) while unmouting /rac you may face issue with below error.

[root@abcgiamdb1 ~]# umount /rac

umount: /rac: device is busy
umount: /rac: device is busy
[root@abcgiamdb1 ~]#

Solution is :-

Method 1:-

find out the user who is assessing the /rac mount point and kill them and do the same.

i) fuser -m /rac

ii) Kill the user.

iii) umount /rac

This is recommended method.

Method 2:-

use below forcible option to unmount /rac

umount /rac -l

I used method-2 because, i could not find the any process using “fuser -m /rac”.

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