As we rebuild our server infrastructure (aside from taking time to do things more intelligently), we run into some bumps. This one sorta threw me for a bit.
[root@virtual ~]# mount -a mount.nfs: Stale NFS file handle mount.nfs: Stale NFS file handle
Checked all the usual suspects. No dice. The /etc/exports was correct, and visible locally. There was a DNS oddity I resolved (humor … heh). But mounts kept giving me the stale NFS handle.
Google was not my friend here. Literally nothing of any value on this.
The solution was to add an fsid=NUMBER to the export line. Then stuff worked. Worth knowing I think …