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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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'reverse' fmask for NFS

On a Linux machine, I exported a few directories via NFS. Within the directories, I want to keep all the files of permission 0644, but I can't stop people from copying a file of 0600 there. ...
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How to mount nfs using automounter(autofs)

I have an nfs at 192.168.1.10:/home/vm1/Desktop/nfs and will like to mount locally to /home/vm1/Desktop/nfs-mount using automounter...need help doing do What i did $cat /etc/auto.master /home ...
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Why does the NFS client access an outdated path?

I have a questiong regarding NFS. I'm exporting /opt/foo via NFS in /etc/exports: /opt/foo client.domain.com(rw,no_root_squash,async,wdelay,no_subtree_check) /opt/foo is mounted on ...
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How to disable zsh tab completion for NFS dirs?

I use zsh and its tab completion. When I accidentally hit tab in a (slow) NFS dir, zsh takes way too long. Even worse, if the NFS is down, and I hit /mnt/[tab], my whole shell locks up. How can I ...
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I/O fails to nfs mount (occasionally) - server timed out

I have a Linux-based fileserver (ark) which exports a raid volume over nfs4. Sometimes when doing large copy operations, it will time out. [nathan@ebisu /mnt/extra/disk] rsync -a --progress . ...
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NFS Server with an OS X client and unmatched UID/GID

I set up an NFS server on arch linux in my LAN. One of the Clients is a Mac OS X 10.6 machine with NFS4.0Alpha support. The user/group ids on the OS X machine are 501/20 and of the corresponding user ...
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Is it safe to share /bin with NFS?

I have a few Xen guests that are very similar: same arch, same OS (Debian), usually the differences are in RAM and disk space. I'd like to use specific VMs for specific tasks, i.e. one for VPN and ...
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Options for mapping / mounting remote FS on Mac hosting linux in a VM

Just got a new mackbook and willing to keep working on my linux box as I used to. My idea is to have the linux box running virtually on the mac, and while I am editing code in the mac environment, I ...
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Why user becomes nobody?

I have a problem about linux user, I use a command to add user like: useradd -u 532 -d /data/test01 -g test test01 but when I login as test01 and run mkdir x, it becomes like: nobody test x ...
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Connect to Amazon EC2 with NFS

I'm trying to connect to my Amazon EC2 from my laptop using NFS. I've installed nfs-utils rpcbind and have the following in /etc/exports /mnt/data/myuser *(rw,async) Then load the changes exportfs ...
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Speed up NFS Home Folder mount

I have a (virtual) cluster of Ubuntu servers where one master node offers an NFS folder that the slaved nodes mount. It serves as the home folder for an MPI user account. The nodes all manage to ...
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Refresh NFS mount

If I check an NFS share on a machine and ls I get the folders. If I got to the NFS host and add a new directory to /etc/exports for the client and do exportfs -a what do I run on the client to ...
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Should I replace sshfs with NFS? [closed]

I have a server at home accesible via local WIFI. I also have several laptops. I share folders in the server using sshfs due to its ease-of-use. But sometimes I notice lots of connections issues with ...
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UnionFS a local Directory and NFS Directory

I'm looking to create a union between two directories, one a local directory on the machine and the other a NFS directory to a remote client. What I want to accomplish is any writes to the directory ...
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Is there a way to get NFS to refresh its reverse lookup without restarting it?

NFS server for some reason doesn't seem to acknowledge that avahi/mdns will resolve an ip address unless NFS is restarted after avahi is already running. I have my exports specified by hostname ...
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NFS mount fails, permission denied, no export entry

I have a problem mounting a NFS share that I can't solve that is driving me nuts. This is the situation: Three machines involved: Host A: mandrake, IP 192.168.1.4, NFS server Host B: athlon64, IP ...
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The cd command using variable to mapped NFS volume within ssh in linux script is not working

I have to do the following from within a bash script. The /VMNFS/ folder is present on linux box, from where script is run, and is mapped to the machine into which i am ssh'ing, as an NFS at ...
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Newly created files are ALWAYS executable by default -(cifs,NAS)?

I messed with file permissions on my NAS - My Book Live - which runs on Debian Lenny. Now, every file I make is set executable by default. This happens only on the machine the NAS is mounted to. When ...
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Undeletable file in RedHat Linux

There is a file under my home area that I cannot delete. When I do an ls -al on the directory, the permissions are ?--------- and there is a ? for user, group, size and date columns. When I attempt to ...
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Mount on a per user basis

I am in charge of a small nfs network and I would like to set the machines to perform different mounts depending on which user logs in. Is this possible? For example, if user A logs in I want them to ...
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NFS Share in Windows - Drives mapped as folders

I am relatively new to Linux (Ubuntu Server 12.0.4.1), but I am learning quickly. I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 file server set up (not ready yet to change that to Linux, but have plans). The ...
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Debian Squeeze on Jetway J7F5M1G2E-VDE-LF - onboard LAN unusable and disk read/write speed disparity

I'm running Debian Squeeze on a machine based around a Jetway J7F5M1G2E-VDE-LF moherboard. This particular install was transferred from a different machine, but I've tried with a fresh install and it ...
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Best way to mount a remote ZFS share in Windows and make it appear local, or close to local

I primarily use Linux and Mac, where sharing folders and block devices is easy and just works. I have a 38TB ZFS-backed Ubuntu fileserver that pretty much stores all of my data for all of my devices. ...
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How to fix NFS V3 + TCP mount failing with 'Can't read superblock' error soon after an unmount?

Using NFS V3 and TCP!, portmapper is running. Not using iptables. Following are the options used: rw,noatime,v3,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,hard,intr,nolock,proto=udp,udp,timeo=11,retrans=5 If I wait ...
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NFS share on Ubuntu grinds iMac down to a halt when mounted

We're at a university in a lab trying to create an NFS share that can be shared between OS X and Ubuntu machines. This problem has been driving my supervisor and I crazy for the past few days - ...