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Redirect home directories in Debian to shared storage

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I'm trying to set up Debian users so their home directories would exist on a shared storage server.  The shared storage server is also running Debian.

Is there a way to set up new users so that their home directories would exist on the shared storage server?
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Ya, you setup the NSF share on the server that will act as the storage, and you would mount the NSF resource as /home or /home/users if you want to distinguish between users i.e. local versus directory based ldap, nis, mysql defined users and that is all.
In /etc/fstab
server:/sharename nfs /home/users/
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Yes, You can mount shared storage locally as /home directory either via Samba or NFS.
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