As a Linux admin, you must have got a request for renaming a mount point. Well, it is fairly easy to rename the mount point name in Linux, but it needs some mount point.
In our example, we need to change the /ORABIN12c mount point to /grid on our server.
Follow below steps to change the mount point name.
$ df -hP Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on devtmpfs 126G 0 126G 0% /dev tmpfs 126G 640M 126G 1% /dev/shm tmpfs 126G 4.1G 122G 4% /run tmpfs 126G 0 126G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/mapper/vg_os-lv_root 296G 52G 229G 19% / /dev/mapper/vg_os2-lv_data 197G 15G 173G 8% /data /dev/mapper/vg_os2-ora12c 50G 18G 30G 38% /ORABIN12c
1. Login as root.
$ sudo su -
2. Create a directory with name /grid. This directory will be used to mount.
# mkdir /grid
3. edit the /etc/fstab file, replace /ORABIN12c with /grid in fstab file.
# vi /etc/fstab
/dev/mapper/vg_os2-ora12c /ORABIN12c ext4 defaults 0 0
/dev/mapper/vg_os2-ora12c /grid ext4 defaults 0 0
4. Check if any process is utilizing the /ORABIN12c mount point. You may have to kill the processes running on this mount point or ask app/DBA team to shutdown the app/DB. The command to check if any process is running:
# fuser -cu /ORABIN12c
5. Once you have confirmed that nothing is running on the /ORABIN12c mount point, unmount it using the umount command:
# umount /ORABIN12c
6. Now mount the new mount point /grid
# mount /grid
7. Verify if the new mount point is reflected in the df command output:
# df -hP /grid Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_os2-ora12c 50G 18G 30G 38% /grid