Common usage of automounting on our Linux workstations
/mirror/(Local Debian Mirror)
/backup/, see Backup Restore
Explanation of the automountable directories
/scratch are always local on the disk of the computer you're logged into (either graphically or via SSH). In the Institude for Astronomy,
/export/data[1-9] on managed workstations is backed up, while
/export/data[1-9] in other institutes are not backed up.
If you want to access these directories from some other managed Linux workstation, you can access them via
/net/<hostname>/<directory-path>, e.g. to access
workstation-a while being logged in on
workstation-b go to
/net/workstation-a/export/data1/, e.g. by typing on the commandline:
(Tab-completion does not work for the hostnames as this is automatically mounted on access and tab completion just works for already mounted stuff.)
/net/workstation-a/export/data1 is quite cumbersome to type, there's a shortcut
/data/<hostname><data-partition-number>/) for that. But for scripts, etc.
/net/workstation-a/export/data1 is preferred as that's one indirection less and therefore more reliable.