Resolution when Automation Suite installer fails with: "Mount Path not exposed for nfs server"
Issue Description: Automation Suite installer fails with: Mount Path not exposed for NFS server.
Root Cause: This error means that the the NFS server is reachable (there is a pre-req check before this step to to verify that) but that the specified file path is not available.
- The installer will through this error when the following command failes
- mount -t nfs <NFS endpoint>:<NFS mounting dir> <local mount path>
- <NFS endpoint> corresponds to the NFS IP or DNS. For 22.4 and below this is defined in the backup.json as the NFS endpoint (backup.nfs.endpoint)
- <NFS mounting dir> corresponds to the directory from the NFS endpoint to be mounted. For 22.4 and below this is defined in the backup.json as the mount point (backup.json.mountpath)
- <local mount path> corresponds to the directory on the localhost. The script generates this and its value by default is /mnt/backup
- This error will most likely occur when using an existing NFS server.
- If this is a new NFS, set the <NFS mounting dir> to '/'. Or if preferred, create the directory name by following the below steps.
- When this error is encountered, the correct NFS mounting dir needs to be created. These are steps that can be used to do that. This commands should be ran on a server with access to the NFS server.
- mkdir -p /mnt/tmp
- mount -t nfs <NFS endpoint>:/ /mnt/tmp
- Once it is mounted, either query the mount point for the correct name or make the name that is needed.
- To see the directories on the mount point, run: ls -lrt /mnt/tmp
- To make the needed directory at the root level run: mkdir /mnt/tmp/<directory name>
- i.e. mkdir /mnt/tmp/asbackup
- To unmount the directory run: umount /mnt/tmp
- Once the directory is created or the proper path is determined run the following commands to verify that the <NFS mounting dir> is not mountable
- mount -t nfs <NFS endpoint>:<NFS mounting dir> /mnt/tmp
- umount /mnt/tmp
- Re-run the backup configuration script.
- If the mount command fails, capture the error and raise a UiPath Support ticket.