I have 6 NFS mounts in my /etc/fstab. I am using the syntax and options:
fileserv1:/ftp /ftp nfs async,auto,bg,dev,exec,hard,intr,nfsvers=3,nolock,nouser
,rw,tcp,rsize=32768,wsize=32768 0 0
In this case fileserv1 is a Network Appliance box running NFS over TCP.
There are about 20 clients. For some reason, when a client is rebooted it
may or may not mount all of the entries in the /etc/fstab. It is not any
particular client that does it. (They all do sometimes, and sometimes
not.) If I go in after boot and do a "mount -a" then all the NFS
filesystems are mounted properly.
Why aren't they all consistently being mounted at boot?