Strange lines in /etc/fstab

Discussion in 'General' started by lollollollol, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. lollollollol

    lollollollol Member

    Ispconfig ISPConfig Version:
    Debian Wheezy

    Hi, I just discover 4 strange lines in my fstab:

    cat /etc/fstab
    /var/log/ispconfig/httpd/domain1.tld /var/www/clients/client1/web57/log    none    bind,nobootwait    0 0
    /var/log/ispconfig/httpd/domain2.tld /var/www/clients/client0/web61/log    none    bind,nobootwait    0 0
    /var/log/ispconfig/httpd/domain3.tld /var/www/clients/client0/web77/log    none    bind,nobootwait    0 0
    /var/log/ispconfig/httpd/domain4.tld /var/www/clients/client0/web78/log    none    bind,nobootwait    0 0
    Same taht in this thread:
    It's in this bug repport too:

    My questions:
    - Is it normal to have this lines ?
    - What is their utility ?
    - Can I umount and remove it safely ?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. florian030

    florian030 ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer


    Shell-Users can access their logfiles.

    You can remove the bind-mounts. But there is no really reason. Beside this, i didn´t like the solution, too. See

    Not sure why, but on my servers neither the mounts are unmounted during shutdown nore mounted automaticly after reboot.

    Thank you in advance.
  3. lollollollol

    lollollollol Member

    Hi florian030,

    Thanks for the answer, I didn't realize the interest for shell users.
    I was waiting for an answer before rebooting, so thanks! :)

  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Then there must be something wrong with your OS setup. All mount points defined in /etc/fstab are mounted at boot time. I tested it here and it works finr on my servers.
  5. florian030

    florian030 ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Maybe.... my web-dir is on a drbd-volume with ocfs2 as the filesystem and the log-dirs are on local ext3-partition.

    I think, the entries in /etc/fstab are wrong, since the mount could not be done duringt startup. It´s only possible after the drbd/ocfs2-mounts are done.
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The entries in fstab are correct. If you use filesystems which does not get loaded at a later time, you can add "mount -a" command in a rc file like rc.local which is executed after your network filesystem is loaded to mount all mountpoints that could not be loaded at boot time.
  7. andypl

    andypl Member

    There is one error in the mounting when we remove the page entry in /etc/fstab gone but still mount is active until you restart the server.
  8. ADM

    ADM ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    I have same issue.

    I don't like that ispconfig edit my /etc/fstab, please tell me how to disable this feature.

    Also my clients does not have SSH access, why I should have this entry in /etc/fstab?

    There is also a big issue with this settings

    If you try to make a new dir inside the web folder you get Permission Denied even as root user!

    try this:
    cd /home/www/clients/client1/web1
    mkdir testdir
    touch testfile
    ispconfig is the stata of the art for hosting but i really dislike this issue introduced by

    I don't want to go back to 3.0.4.x but please give me a solution to fully disable this feature.

    Thanks very much.
  9. ADM

    ADM ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Is it working as intended that root user can't make dirs inside /home/www/clients/clientN/webN/ dir?

    Or it is a side effect of this /etc/fstab manipulation?
  10. Kihom

    Kihom New Member

    You can't modify the web dir because ISPConfig uses extended right management. Look for chattr or lsattr command on Google or Wikipedia.
    lsattr => ----i--------e-- ./web10
    which means the web dir is immutable (cannot modify/delete its content).
  11. SamTzu

    SamTzu Active Member

    Immutable bit is the first thing that I disable in ISPconfig. You can do that in System | Server Config | Web | Permissions | Make web folders immutable (extended attributes).

    In KVM Containers it's a good thing. In LXC/LXD/Docker/OpenVZ it's a bad thing.
    In regards to fstab and log folder mounting... It seems that in LXC containers it's a bad thing. At least for now. Maybe they will come up with a way to solve the "mount: block device /var/log/ispconfig/httpd/website is write-protected, mounting read-only" problem.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2018
  12. aba

    aba New Member

    Thanks for the tip SamTzu.
  13. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell Well-Known Member

    I'm curious what the problem symptoms are with OpenVZ? In checking, I have that option set, and I haven't noticed any problem (though I've had minimal ispconfig usage, too).

    Testing immutable attr in an OpenVZ container seems to work:
    [email protected]:~# touch testfile
    [email protected]:~# chattr +i testfile
    [email protected]:~# lsattr testfile
    ----i--------e-- testfile
    [email protected]:~# rm testfile
    rm: cannot remove 'testfile': Operation not permitted
    [email protected]:~# chattr -i testfile
    [email protected]:~# rm testfile
    [email protected]:~# 
    I'm using ploop filesystem for these containers. It looks like the older simfs does have problems with immutable attribute, and could sure interpret this bug report to say that immutable is disabled: But it doesn't act disabled.
  14. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I use openvz for my servers as well and did not notice any issues yet. This does not mean that there can not be issues, I just did not encounter any problems yet.
  15. SamTzu

    SamTzu Active Member

    If you are using NAS/SAN there are minimal problems. If you try rsync:n data between servers or clusters you run in to problems with inodes. Just try to migrate/move an ISPconfig OpenVZ container that has a couple hundred immutable bit folders enabled :) You will curse the day! You will probably end up formatting the old storage rather than trying to manually delete the old immutable bit folders. Distributed storage is the name of the future. Prepare.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2016
  16. pkaresz11

    pkaresz11 Member

    i had the same problem with this mounted logfiles.When they was mounted my server couldn't start but error loging ran fine.
    When i comment(with #) in /etc/fstab my server can start but error logging doesn't work for the websites.
    Any idea?
  17. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Do the lines have "_netdev" inside? If yes, try to remove that and then login to ispconfig and disable the network filesystem option in the server settings so that it does not get added again.

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