Veritas NetBackup™ Copilot™ for Oracle Configuration Guide

Last Published:
Product(s): Appliances (3.2, 3.1.2)
Platform: NetBackup Appliance OS

Mounting an appliance Share

This procedure covers how to mount the Share on Linux or Solaris Oracle server. For more information about mounting the share on a Windows Oracle server, please refer to documentation for configuring Direct NFS (dNFS) at


Oracle Direct NFS (dNFS) is recommended for optimal NFS client performance with Copilot.

Use the following procedure to mount the appliance Share.

Mount an appliance Share

  1. Log on to the Oracle server as root.
  2. Create a directory for the mount point using the following command:

    - #mkdir /mntpoint

  3. Mount the appliance Share using the following command. Replace <appliancename> with the name of the appliance and <share_name> with the name of the share to be mounted.
    • For a Linux-based server, use:

      - #mount -t nfs <appliancename>:<share_name> -o rw,bg,hard,nointr,rsize=1048576,wsize=1048576,tcp,actimeo=0,vers=3,timeo=600 /mntpoint

    • For a Solaris-based server, use:

      - #mount -F nfs <appliancename>:<share_name> -o rw,bg,hard,rsize=1048576,wsize=1048576,vers=3,forcedirectio,nointr,proto=tcp /mntpoint

    • For an AIX-based server, use:

      - #mount -F nfs <appliancename>:<share_name> -o cio,rw,bg,hard,nointr,rsize=1048576,wsize=1048576,proto=tcp,noac,vers=3,timeo=600

  4. Grant the Oracle user permission to access the mount point using the following command:

    - #chmod 700 /mntpoint

    - #chown <oracle_user>:<oracle_group> /mntpoint


    To change share permissions, the no_root_squash option must be enabled when on the share. This option can be disabled when the permissions have been changed. Use the Edit Share command to change the NFS options of the share. See the NetBackup Appliance Administrator's Guide for more information on editing a share.


    Before restarting, make sure to unmount Shares on all clients. If you cannot perform this action, unmount the Shares on the clients, then remount the Shares once the appliance has restarted fully.

See Copilot configuration overview.