Ubuntu - directory missing after restart

I have a legacy ubuntu system that was rebooted.  There used to be a directory
home/acme/dev.  After the reboot there is /home/acme is there but not
/home/acme/dev.  The admins of this box are long gone.  How could I
troubleshoot the issue of the missing directory.  I presume something did
not mount correctly during the reboot?  But need any advice you can offer.
Thanks!


Linux CONTROL 2.6.32-21-generic-pae #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 09:39:35 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
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amigan_99Network EngineerAsked:
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farzanjCommented:
First thing I would do is to check if /home/acme is a mount point.  It is possible that it is just a mount point which is for some reason not mounted.

cat /etc/fstab

Are there any SCSI or iSCSI drives?

Are there any backups?

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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
The drives are iSCSI.  There should be backups - good point.  Will send fstab in a bit.
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Not seeing much in the fstab.

admin@CONTROL:/etc$ cat fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=1687eb2b-e410-462f-9066-0b6e71f8961d /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
UUID=3d2c9516-b30b-458b-9d30-8570ca782433 none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
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farzanjCommented:
So, the drive you are looking for is not native.  And it doesn't appear to be mounted either.

You would need to investigate where the device is actually located.  And did the fstab file change recently or got over-written?
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farzanjCommented:
The actual device may be around somewhere on your network.  Maybe the network got down and someone removed it from fstab or something.
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Or another thought - perhaps the admins mounted it by hand and never put it into fstab.  ?  
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farzanjCommented:
Haha,  Sure:)  Look for any documentation/notes or ask around where the volumes are located.
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Looks like fstab was created many months ago.  


/etc$ ls -l fstab
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 756 2011-04-15 13:51 fstab
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farzanjCommented:
Hum.  Ok, I can only guess about your situation.  Your best bet is to see some people in the organization who are knowledgeable about this or at least have some clues like where the iSCSI are accessed etc., otherwise, you will have to start searching through iSCSI server yourself.
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the comments.  I think they must have manually mounted and failed to document.  iSCSI goose chase starts in an hour!
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