Xsan 2 Administrator Guide - Mounting a Volume on a Client

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Mounting a Volume on a Client

When you create a volume, it is mounted on SAN computers. However, if you explicitly
unmount a volume from a client, you must mount it again to restore access.

Mount Read
& Write button

Select the volume.

Select to view computers

that don’t have the

volume mounted.

To mount an Xsan volume on a client:


In Xsan Admin, select Mounts in the SAN Assets list.


Select the client in the list.


Select the volume in the Volume pop-up menu.


To allow the client to modify files on the volume, click the Mount Read & Write button.

To prevent the client from modifying the volume by mounting it read-only, option-
click the Mount Read & Write button.

A volume remains mounted until you unmount it or until the user on the client
unmounts it, even if the user logs out or the client computer is restarted. If a user
unmounts the volume, it remounts in a few moments.

From the Command Line
You can also mount a volume on a client using the


command in Terminal.

For more information, see the


man page or “Mounting an Xsan Volume” on

page 121.