Resource Type: mount

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Manages mounted filesystems, including putting mount information into the mount table.


The actual behavior depends on the value of the 'ensure' parameter.

*Refresh:* `mount` resources can respond to refresh events (via `notify`, `subscribe`, or the `~>` arrow). If a `mount` receives an event from another resource *and* its `ensure` attribute is set to `mounted`, Puppet will try to unmount then remount that filesystem.

*Autorequires:* If Puppet is managing any parents of a mount resource — that is, other mount points higher up in the filesystem — the child mount will autorequire them.

*Autobefores:* If Puppet is managing any child file paths of a mount point, the mount resource will autobefore them.


  • atboot

    Whether to mount the mount at boot. Not all platforms support this.

  • blockdevice

    The device to fsck. This is property is only valid on Solaris, and in most cases will default to the correct value.

  • device

    The device providing the mount. This can be whatever device is supporting by the mount, including network devices or devices specified by UUID rather than device path, depending on the operating system. On Linux systems it can contain whitespace.

  • dump

    Whether to dump the mount. Not all platform support this. Valid values are `1` or `0` (or `2` on FreeBSD). Default is `0`.

  • ensure

    Control what to do with this mount. Set this attribute to `unmounted` to make sure the filesystem is in the filesystem table but not mounted (if the filesystem is currently mounted, it will be unmounted). Set it to `absent` to unmount (if necessary) and remove the filesystem from the fstab. Set to `mounted` to add it to the fstab and mount it. Set to `present` to add to fstab but not change mount/unmount status.

    Supported values:
    • defined
    • present (alias for: defined)
    • unmounted
    • absent
    • mounted
  • fstype

    The mount type. Valid values depend on the operating system. This is a required option.

  • options

    A single string containing options for the mount, as they would appear in fstab on Linux. For many platforms this is a comma-delimited string. Consult the fstab(5) man page for system-specific details. AIX options other than dev, nodename, or vfs can be defined here. If specified, AIX options of account, boot, check, free, mount, size, type, vol, log, and quota must be ordered alphabetically at the end of the list.

  • pass

    The pass in which the mount is checked.

  • target

    The file in which to store the mount table. Only used by those providers that write to disk.


  • name (namevar)

    The mount path for the mount. On Linux systems it can contain whitespace.

  • provider

    The specific backend to use for this `mount` resource. You will seldom need to specify this — Puppet will usually discover the appropriate provider for your platform.

  • remounts

    Whether the mount can be remounted `mount -o remount`. If this is false, then the filesystem will be unmounted and remounted manually, which is prone to failure.

    Supported values:
    • true
    • false


  • refreshable

    The provider can remount the filesystem.