Network File System (NFS) is a distributed file system protocol originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1984, allowing a user on a client computer to access files over a network in a manner similar to how local storage is accessed.

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Does this idea of a distributed filesystem already exists?

I have two laptops and two desktops, and keeping their files in sync is getting frustrating. I have an idea of what would make me happy but, before I code it myself, I decided to ask if this already ...
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Rsync behaviour/differences & newbie

From my understanding, rsync over SMB tries to build a file list each time on source/destination to check any changes have been modified before a copy takes please. I’m trying to understand the ...
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How can I track internet upload/download on linux while ignoring local traffic?

I have two Linux boxes connected to a router and the router is connected to a modem. The Linux computers share file systems via NFS. I want to track internet usage upload and download values, ...
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NFS mount causes boot delay

When booting my debian unstable linux box the process is delayed when it attempts to mount NFS partitions from another machine which is not switched on. The message displayed during boot is: [*** ] ...
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Changing MySQL default data storage directory gives error in CentOS

I installed mariadb in CentOS. I would like to store all my databases in a directory located in a NFS device. I have my my.conf in /etc/. My /etc/my.conf is the following one: [mysqld] ...
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Setting up nfs between Fedora 21 server and Rasperry Pi running OpenELEC

I'm trying to set up a home network to share my various audio and video files to different media server machines. I currently have a machine running Fedora 21 which hosts all the files that I want to ...
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Practical way to share 15GB of files with distributed users on cable connections

I am working with a company of 7 employees distributed throughout the U.S., each with basic cable internet connections, who need to share about 15 GB of thousands of documents (mostly Word and PDF ...
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How can I have write access to remote NFS file system?

Now I have an old machine xuhangremote.tt.com. I make it act as a nfs macine using the below way. shareFolderPath=/usr/sharefolder exportShareFolder=$shareFolderPath" *(rw)" echo $exportShareFolder ...
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Sharing HFS+ (USB-HDD) over NFS

I've hooked up an external HDD to my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. It shows up under /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3 (two partitions). I followed numerous tutorials, but none seem to have a fix for my ...
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bash script how to parse outputs

I am writing a script to test read/write performance on the network storage, but i need a bit of help to finish the script. The script is simple: reloads the nfs mount to clear the cache ...
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Does LSF io index report NFS io?

We use SONAS for our filesystem on our cluster and I have noticed that the load on SONAS does not necessarily correlate with the value of io on the cluster nodes when I run lsload -l. Is it possible ...
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OSX: Locking in vagrant with Ubuntu guest using NFS doesn't work

On OSX 10.10.3 using VirtualBox 4.3.26 and vagrant 1.7.2 when using NFS for the shared folder in a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest, PHP application ins the guest trying to use LOCK_EX on the shared folder ...
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Use IPTables FORWARD for NFS

I have this topology [R1] -> [F1] -> [Server] I need to pass ssh, web and nfs traffic through F1 to Server using iptables. It's quite easy with ssh and web but I'm stuck with nfs. I have set static ...
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Cross-Distro NFS Mount Not Fully Writeable in Ubuntu

I'm relatively new to setting up NFS mounts and I'm trying to get things started in the AWS cloud. I ultimately want to have a CentOS box which serves as the NFS server and can have different sorts of ...
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NFS activity locks desktop during any user initiated file activity

This is a funny little issue that has been happening for a while and I have learnt to work around but would prefer to resolve completely. My desktop PC is running linux mint 17.1 cinnamon. Core I5, ...
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Running a slideshow on Ubuntu and and nfs

Seen this question and answer. I need to run a slideshow whose images are hosted on an nfs. Would this snippet of code while true ; do for i in * ; do cp "$i" ~/slideshow.jpg ; echo $i ; sleep 5 ; ...
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mount the shared files on coreOS to windows through nfs

I opened the NFS service on coreOS and windows. The mount command on Windows is successful, but the shared file system is not available: C:\> mount \\(machinename)\ z: z: is now successfully ...
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Mounting NFS share

I have got a server with failed hard drive. I would like to retrieve the data that I have on the disk. For that I created an ubuntu live cd and I am using it in one of the clients. I am trying to ...
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Kernel Thread that won't exit, Load Average +1

So I have a new server that is up and running with Centos 6, and the load average is stuck hovering around 1, even when the machine is nearly idle. I reviewed the process table and found this ...
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NFS and physical storage used in client

I tried searching on the Internet information about NFS and the resources it uses, but I could not find a definitive answer to my question. I want to understand the following: Having two servers on ...
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Access files on RasPi over WAN using an Android device

My use case is the following: I have a RaspberryPi with a mounted external HDD which contains lots of high definition (1080p) movies. I access these within my LAN using NFS exports. I also want access ...
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Mount only sub-directory in NFS export

On my NAS I export one single filesystem: /mnt/datastore *(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,all_squash,fsid=0) With /mnt/datastore/ being the mount point of a FUSE based concatenation of a bunch of disks. ...
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autofs NFS mount directory hung

I have a problem when executing "df -h" command it hungs, I know since there is a unreachable/not responding NFS path this is causing the hung. All my scripts dependent of df -h is also piling up ...
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OS X 10.9 NFSv4 mount option fails with “Program version wrong”

I'm trying to mount an NFSv4 export in OS X 10.9 from localhost. man mount_nfs suggests that mount -t nfs -o nfsvers=4 127.0.0.1:/export/path mnt/pnt should do the trick but then exits with code 75 ...
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Starting rpcgssd on CentOS 7

I'm running CentOS 7.0.1406, and have problems with NFSv4, authenticating using krb5p. Neither idmapd nor gssd would start automatically. I could fix the former by doing systemctl enable nfs-idmap. ...
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How to get linux to stop complaining when the nfs server is down?

Any way to get linux to give up on trying to reconnect nfs shares? I have them in fstab currently. I'd like them to attempt mount at boot and only try to reconnect manually thereafter. The shares it's ...
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Can not write to nfs mount despite r/w permissions in place

Somewhat puzzled by the following and hoped there would be someone on here to advise: [root@mybox02 ~]# mount | tail -1 mystor01:/spool1_fs1/ on /global type nfs (rw,addr=xx.xx.xx.25) [root@mybox02 ...
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ownCloud and NFS (ownCloud and RuneAudio)

I have two home servers running, one with ownCloud, and one with RuneAudio. The idea is for RuneAudio to be able to access the music stored on ownCloud. Since RuneAudio can connect to drives via ...
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What should I use to access NFS from console without mounting it?

Network file access | Console program | mounting option ------------------------------------------------------------ HTTP | wget / curl | httpfs FTP | ...
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Users and permissions on a Raspi which is both a home and an owncloud server

I'm a long time Linux desktop user but a total newbie in servers and security. Now I want to set up a Raspi (running Raspbian) to act as a CUPS print server, an NFS file server and backup storage, an ...
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Samba + SAN + NFS: load average > 300, results in crash

we have a system with the current setting server A is connected by fibre to a SAN array a filesystem is physically on the SAN, and resides on server A server A exports the filesystem via NFS to ...
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Proper way to execute a script before running upstart based service?

I run the deluge torrent client within a virtual machine that mounts an NFS share from the filer that runs bare metal. Occasionally deluge starts before NFS has been mounted, and it starts downloading ...
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Using Synology with Lunix NAS

While looking to invest in a storage solution, I came across Synology which looks decent. I noticed in a demo of the product it runs a piece of software that processes the backup to the Synology. I ...
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NFS4 & VirtualBox: Ubuntu 14.04 host Windows 10 Techpreview client

I have a host OS Ubuntu 14.04 (my main OS). I run a Windows 10 client inside VirtualBox. I wish for NFS4 to work between them, I cannot see the share in my Windows 10 client. I followed the following ...
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How do I get a docker container to access a remotely mounted filesystem?

I've got a remote mount (samba or NFS makes no difference) on my host mounted to '/home/tr3buchet/mnt/important_stuff' that works perfectly. I can read and write files with no issue; however, when I ...
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NFS share not browserable (but accessible) from a different subnet

hope this is the right place for my question, and apologies for asking a question that has possibly been answered before but searching for "nfs" was impossible. And any keyword combinations returned ...
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Mount directory through NFS give me “unrecognized mount point”error

I'm trying to mount a external folder using NFS and I added this line to /etc/fstab file: ip_address:/var/www/pdf  /var/www/html/project.dev/web/uploads nfs rw,async,hard,intr 0 0 But any time I ...
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Ubuntu Home Server Packetstorm

I have a home plex server that runs various pieces of software and fills various roles. It's running the latest Ubuntu with all the latest packages/updates. About every 10 days or so, it starts packet ...
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Can't transfer large files via nfs

When copying files to a mounted directory (nfs) it does so really fast in the beginning (>100 MB/s) but at around 1 gigabyte completed (using rsync) the speed drops until it stagnates at ~100 kB/s and ...
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User ID mapping with NFS on Synology NAS

I have a Synology NAS box (running DSM 5.1), and I've exported a directory via NFS. I'm attempting to mount it on my Ubuntu box. It mostly works fine, but I'm having issues with user and group ...
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Unable to mount ubuntu directory to Linux(SLES 11 SP2)

Trying to mount ubuntu directory:/home/suvasish/Downloads/SLES11_SP2/ to SLES(11 SP2) server. Tried like below: NFS mount In Ubuntu side edited the /etc/exports like below.. ...
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Rsync over NFS I/O error

We have two servers running CentOS 6.4. Both are NFS servers and each have shares mounted from each other. Regardless of which direction the transfer goes (upload or download) it fails after a few ...
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How can I mount NFS file in unix?

I am using Cent OS 5.6 and I have two VMs. I am trying to mount a file but unable to do so. Here's what I have done. Mkdir/uxadm Chmod 777 /uxadm vi /etc/exports /uxadm ...
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How to Access a SSHFS folder via NFS

on my mashine M1 I have a folder which is using sshfs pointing to another server: /backup/sshfs-share after mounting , I can see the content of this folder on M1 : sshfs ...
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keeping file management smooth with NFS between two linux systems

I have my linux based NAS set up with NFS shares that are read only so my Ubuntu server can access certain files and folders. Now I need my Ubuntu server to be able to write to those NFS shares. The ...
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Connecting to FreeNFS from CentOS 6

I'm trying to mount a FreeNFS share located on my Windows 7 host, under my CentOS 6 virtual machine inside VirtualBox. The networking between the host and the guest is working fine, and I've been ...
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Linux temporarily thinks disk is full

I’m working on a Linux server with CentOS 6.5 and a NAS NFS on a QDR Infiniband network. I am running a bash script that basically creates a directory, makes symlinks inside of it, and cats together ...
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ls -l but not ls --color=never slow on nfs-mounted directory, if simulatenously writing to that directory

when I dump data into an NFS-mounted directory, reading files modes (e.g. ls -l) is several orders of magnitude slower than a plain file listing (e.g. ls --color=never). I would like to understand ...
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Execute permission is not set for folders which are shared form a widows 2008 R2 server using NFS

I have shared few folders using NFS share(ro) form a windows machine and mounted on a Linux server. I could not see execute permission from them. [root@db2suse mnt]# ls -l total 9 drwxr--r--. 2 ...
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Access NFS share without file locking and without mounting?

How can I access an NFS share via UNC path using Windows 7 Ultimate and make sure I'm doing it without file locking? I do not want to mount the NFS share to a drive letter. Instead, I wish to access ...