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How do I set up my nfs on my Drobo FS so that I can connect to it from my Mac using the NFS protocol?

I have downloaded and installed Unfsd program from the DroboApps page. My exports file looks like this:

/mnt/DroboFS/Shares 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0(rw,no_root_squash)

I try to connect to the share by hitting Ctrl+K in Finder and the using

nfs://drobo-fs.local/Shares

as server address. But when I click Connect all that happens is that the Connect to Server window flashes shortly, and well, that's all.

I have tried removing the /Shares part, using /Public and casing drobo-fs.local as Drobo-FS.local, but it's all with the same result. I have also tried using /mnt/DroboFS/Shares *(rw,no_root_squash) in the exports file. I restart the service using the command ./service.sh restart.

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I just set up the same system. The answer is you have to provide the entire path, i.e. in "Connect To Server", use this:

nfs://drobo-fs.local/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/

Also, since the DroboFS isn't too careful with permissions (it does all of its work as root), you may want to use the very insecure

/mnt/DroboFS/Shares 10.0.0.0/8(ro,all_squash,anonuid=0,anongid=0)

This will cause everyone to look like root to the NFS server, which is rather how things look to the DroboFS.

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"since the DroboFS isn't too careful with permissions (it does all of its work as root)..." Yikes! I was thinking about getting a Drobo, but I think you may have convinced me not to. –  Laurence Gonsalves Nov 7 '11 at 23:51
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