With mount -a, CIFS mounts that are already mounted get mounted again.

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  • If CIFS mounts were originally mounted with the Windows syntax, \\server\share, instead of Linux syntax, //server/share, then mount -a mounts them again.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.y
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.y (possibly)

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