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mount /data on Client (RHEL)

I have an nfs server with a filesystem /data mounted. It has all the permissions enabled for clients to mount this FS.

I want to mount this FS on a NFS server. But NFS server already has a local filesystem /data. Now how do I mount /data on the server to /data on the client.

Should I create another FS on client, copy everything to that FS, unmount /data from client and mount it back. Please give me an efficient way.
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mnis2008
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svgmucCommented:
Why don't you just mount it with a different name?

mount -t nfs yourserver:/data /otherdata

A mount point does not have to have the same name as the fs on the server.
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upanwarCommented:
Could you please show us:

# dh -Th

from the box on which you want to mount.
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mnis2008Author Commented:
#df -Th
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-root
              ext3    3.0G  1.4G  1.5G  49% /
/dev/sda1     ext3     99M   49M   45M  53% /boot
none         tmpfs    506M     0  506M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/mapper/VolGroup01-home
              ext3    385G   56G  310G  16% /home
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-tmp
              ext3   1008M   34M  924M   4% /tmp
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-usr
              ext3    4.0G  628M  3.2G  17% /usr
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-var
              ext3    4.0G  3.1G  727M  82% /var
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upanwarCommented:
So you don't have /data as a seprate FS so if you really want to mount your nfs share at /data then rename the existing /data dir to something else and then create a new /data dir.
You will achive your goal.
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