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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pxe boot environement unable to download kickstart file

Im trying to get a pxe boot working, but the farthest i can get is to the part that the pxe boot image is supposed to retrieve the kickstart file over nfs, then the error: failed to retrieve file ...
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rsnapshot / cp-al: duplicate files on mounted NFS share

The Scenario I'm backing up one of my Debian wheezy machines via rsnapshot. The target directory is a mounted NFS share. A Qnap NAS serves this target directory. The Problem But rsnapshot complains ...
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Fedora nfs mount dissappears

I have a small host running Fedora 18 (3.6.11), with a nfs set to server a /mnt/dir. The problem on the client running Fedora (3.11.6) after just a minute or so the mount disappears. SELinux is ...
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does exportfs -r interrupts the existing nfs?

I'm trying to export a new nfs volume while keeping other ones running. my concern is if somehow, there is a risk for the processes that are writing in the others nfs volumes. am using /etc/exportfs ...
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FTP or NFS for large number of files?

What is the best option between FTP and NFS if I have 1 million files (~1 TB) to transfer? I want to make sure that files don't get corrupted during the transfer.
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NTFS-3g and NFS not working

I have a problem with one of my NFS shares. On one computer running debian I have mounted a NTFS drive using ntfs-3g, using this line in my fstab file: /dev/sda2 /delt ntfs-3g ...
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NFS from MacOS to Centos in virtualbox

I'm trying to share files from my Mac to a web server hosted in VirtualBox running Centos. Mac I've created the file /etc/exports. It has the following line /Users/jason/projects -alldirs -network ...
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Does being connected to multiple NFS mounts affect performance

On a Linux 2.6 Kernel box, does it hurt network bandwidth or performance in anyn way to have multiple nfs mounts? I am not hosting the NFS, I am just connected to it.
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CMD says NFS tools are missing, but Explorer says they're not

I'm on Windows 8 x64 Enterprise Edition and I have the NFS Client/Server tools installed. It was working perfectly fine for me a few months ago. Today I wanted to mount some NFS shares, so I opened ...
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Who gets ownership of a mounted file/folder in NFS?

I am stumped with a problem I raised over on superuser and I basically got around it by using NFS version 3. Now, although I no longer have the user 4294967294 problem, now the files I mount are all ...
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NFS only gives user read access

I had NFS set up such that my RasberryPi had its Documents/ folder stored on my main Ubuntu system and it worked fine. I then made it such that the entire /home/raspi1 folder (note, not /home/ itself) ...
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Why are the timestamps on files created on an NFS mounted partition different?

I have a server with an NFS mounted volume. When I create a file on a local volume, the time stamp matches the date command. When I create a file on the NFS mounted volume, the time stamp is off. ...
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Force reload of a solaris kernel module?

After a low-level-tricky configuration update, I want to force nfssrv kernel module to fully reload, as if the server just booted. The obvious solution that I used on the pre-prod server is to reboot ...
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NFS Performance: Several mounts or mount root directory?

Let's say I have the following directories on my main server, each of which is a software RAID5 across four disks. /data/raid1 /data/raid2 /data/raid3 /data/raid4 I am going to NFS mount on a ...
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How to use NFS mounted storage as particular user

I have a NFS storage where I want to create and modify files from my local machine. On that NFS server there is a user with a group. But when I write a file from some local application to that ...
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NFS Sharedfolder in Vagrant (Virtualbox) syncs files extremely slow

I have my development system set up with a Ubuntu Vagrant box which includes a shared folder with all the code stuff. My Host system is Ubuntu 13.04 and the Guest is 12.04. At first all the changes ...
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nfs share mount fails on startup

After updating to Kubuntu 13.10 beta (kernel version is 3.11.0-7-generic) my nfs share stopped auto-mounting during boot. Here is my fstab: dimanne@Impedance:~$ cat /etc/fstab # <file system> ...
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Who's doing the computing on a remote folder in Windows?

When you're working with a remote folder, shared directory, or anything along those lines in Windows and you copy/move files, create a zip directory, or something along those lines on the server's ...
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How can I have two files with the same name in a directory when mounted with NFS?

I have a C++ application test that creates 10,000 files in an NFS mounted directory, but my test recently failed once due to one file appearing twice with the same name in that directory with all the ...
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Does NFS copy files to NFS server, or does it share files locally?

Bit of an outline: basically I'm running a Raspberry Pi to save videos from a webcam, but naturally the Pi doesn't have too much space, so I've set up a NFS server. Does the directory on the Raspberry ...
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Can I back up my NFS server using lvm snapshots?

I'm using Ubuntu as an NFS host for my virtual machines running on xenserver. Can I use lvm snapshots to backup the whole volume? Then export it? Will my virtual machines suffer data corruption ...
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How to skip remote partition mount errors and continue booting?

I have an entry in my local machine's /etc/fstab to mount an NFS partition on a remote host: remotehost:/ /media/blabla nfs4 defaults,nobootwait 0 0 When I try to boot the machine while the remote ...
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NFS Server/Client administration of multiple machines through a GUI

I want to share folders between PCs on a local network, which may have different Linuxes installed (or booted from a USB key). Thus, I do not want to count on the sharing capabilities of a given file ...
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PXE boot with NFS root is trying to use 'user_xattr' option to mount and failing

I'm building a small diskless cluster using PXE boot and a copy of SLES 11 SP1 from a working hard disk install. The kernel fetches over tftp and boots fine, but during boot I see this: Mounting root ...
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Install Microsoft SUA in Windows 8 Pro

Is there a way to install Microsoft Subsystem for UNIX Applications in Windows 8 Pro (I know it is included in W8 Enterprise). I need to mount NFS shares and would rather not rely on 3rd party ...
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Mapping user under Debian nfs exports

I am exporting a directory on (let's say) serverA as read only. Here is my statement in /etc/exports: /path-to-exported-dir serverB(ro,sync,no_subtree_check) I need to access that directory as ...
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Overlay with read only NFS and writable NFS

i use a PXE Boot with mounting a read only NFS Share. Now i like to overlay this with another RW NFS Share. How would I do this?
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is it possible to mount hostname specific nfs share in /etc/fstab

I want to mount a hostname specific nfs Filesystem in /etc/fstab. 10.0.0.1:/testmy/<hostname> /nfs_for_host if there any Variable to do this ?
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Access nfs share from mac with my username and password of my mac

I have a nfs share set up on my Raspberry Pi. In the sidebar of the finder under Shares I can see the Raspberry Pi and when I click on it it says not connected. Then I have to click on connect as... ...
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Filesystem change notification over NFS

I have the following setup: Host machine: Ubuntu 13.04 (64-bit) Guest machine on Virtualbox: Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS (32-bit) I'm working on a project that lives inside the VirtualBox guest. I ...
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Make NFS cache on my own machine?

I have a Machine with Scientific Linux (CentOS-like distro) with 256GB RAM and 24 cores. It'll be called Server_1. I have another machine with CentOS and just 4GB RAM, called Server_2. Server_2 has ...
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Trouble copying files from Mac's Finder to a napp-it NFS share

I setup a new server running OmniOS and installed napp-it to configure all my ZFS settings and shares. I successfully mounted my NFS share on my Mac, but I'm unable to copy existing files/folders on ...
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Secure network mounts?

I have a large-capacity file storage server ('Storagebox') which other systems mount to to access certain files. One of these systems ('Securebox') is 100% managed by another person and I have no ...
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NFS Mounts - Linux/Windows Permissions

I'm trying to mount a NFS-Share where I need specific permissions on the linux-site and a specific user on windows-site who is able to read AND write in this NFS-share. When I mount the share on ...
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Unable to add Automount entries on MacOSX using Directory Utility

I am attempting to add automount entries to LDAP using Directory Utility on MacOSX 10.7.5. I have followed Apple's Autofs documentation to the best of my ability, which is available here: ...
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How can I make autofs mount an NFS volume served from localhost?

I have a pair of web servers running GlusterFS 3.3.0 providing a single replicated volume. Clients connect via NFS, and the web servers are also clients. Gluster gets very unhappy if the files it ...
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Did killing rsync job corrupt my files

While my regular backup script was running (using rsync to move files from NFS to external harddrive) we had network problems and I was forced to kill the rsync job in the middle of moving files. ...
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Identifying files that changed in the last hour

Right now I use python to figure out files that have been modified in the past hour. This is really slow on my network (~50000 files - and checking each one's timestamp). I have a custom script to ...
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lynx browser, enter hid/pwd as command?

I am on a network with a firewall that requires a username / password. I want to write a script to do some automated yum installs (specifically, tools to mount an nfs) but first I need to go to a web ...
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Which network file systems do not implement locking correctly?

As a common cause for file corruption, documentation often cites as cause "NFS that doesn't implement file-level locking correctly" or something similar, e.g., for SQLite: How to corrupt an SQLite ...
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Cannot run /bin/mount on NFS share with root_squash enabled

I have a NFS share mounted on /. /srv/nfs/gentoo/i686-gentoo 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0(all_squash,ro,no_subtree_check) Running mount with any "squash" option will prevent the client from running ...
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Remove .wine folder in home directory

I am a NFS with a very restrictive limit on how much space we can take up on the hard-drive. I found out my .wine/ in my home folder is pretty big. I want to know if I can go ahead and remove it, as I ...
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Unable to write as root (but can as user)

I have an NFS/NIS based file system. NFS and NIS servers are on different physical machines. When we log into our head node home directories are automounted. When logged in as a user I can write ...
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Permissions tar extraction to nfs share from a Perl script

As part of an installation procedure of a piece of software, I use: curl -s <url-to-targz> | tar -p -x -z -C / inside a Perl script (I use qx($command) or system($command), either will ...
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mounting an nfs share timeout on linux mint 14 client

I am trying to mount an nfs share on a linux mint 14 (64bit). I have already downloaded and installed nfs-common & rpcbind package in linux mint. The server contains in /etc/exports the line ...
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NFS Mount not showing in Windows Explorer

Ok. After several hours of searching Google, I can not find exactly what I need. After mounting an Ubuntu NFS share in Windows 7 via command line, it says it mounts successively. I know it was ...
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NFS: too many levels of symbolic links. How to find and fix?

wim@wim-desktop:/media/data/dots/manouche$ ls > /dev/null ls: reading directory .: Too many levels of symbolic links wim@wim-desktop:/media/data/dots/manouche$ find . -type l -exec ls -l {} \; ...
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Mount NFS on a remote host through a intermediate host

My scenario is: hostA: /A_NFS/ hostB: hostA:/A_NFS/ on /B_NFS type nfs hostC: hostB:/B_NFS/ on /C_NFS type nfs hostA is reachable for hostB, but not reachable for hostC. hostB is reachable for ...
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File last changed time earlier than it was last opened

Why is the file last changed time dated earlier than time shown by the previous date command? $ date Fri May 17 13:41:11 MDT 2013 $ touch other.rst $ ll other.rst -rw-r--r-- 1 ondrej cnls 59261 May ...
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How to backup apps + data using TitaniumBackup directly to SMB share

I've been searching for answer to this question for quite some time now and finally decided I should as a question here. So I've managed to find a kernel module (cifs.ko) for my kernel build on ...