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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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 - ...
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Changing Home directory of a NIS user

I have a networked setup of 20 odd systems running ubuntu Linux where users are allowed to login using NIS+NFS. I want to change a particular user's home directory. How can I do it (from any of the ...
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NFS connection in OS X Mountain Lion doesn't show files in Finder

I've got NFS set up as a server on my Linux 3.7.1 (Slackware 14) box. I'm able to connect to it using my OS X Mountain Lion client, but Finder will not show any files. However, if I run ls through the ...
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mount command times out when trying to mount between servers

I've got two identical RHEL boxes and would like to mount a directory from one to the other. my command: [me@serv_dev ~]$ sudo mount serv_prod:/my/dir /mnt/my/dir times out after a few minutes: ...
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Why is rsync slower than NFS?

Using rsync for copying some large files (24MB each): bronger@steed:/tmp$ time rsync -r root@my_nas::media/distortion . Password: real 0m18.128s user 0m2.600s sys 0m5.756s (Substract 2 ...
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nfs /etc/fstab doesn't mount on startup: ubuntu / xbmc

I have an nfs share I'm trying to mount automatically at startup in ubuntu / xbmc I have the following in /etc/fstab nas:/mnt/raid /mnt/raid nfs noauto,rw,async On startup the mount doesn't ...
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How do I mount an NFS share in Windows 8?

I have a NAS that I'd like to mount over NFS. It works great on my Mac, but I cannot figure out how to mount this device on Windows 8. I've searched a bit online, but all the articles seem to apply ...
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NFS permission denied

I start NFS service on a server in a different city, and the setting in the /etc/exports as below: /data/shared 10.2.6.*(rw,sync) When I mount the NFS directory,it throws an error: mount: ..... ...
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ESXi 5.1 - OS choices for a File Server

This past black friday i put together a small box I intended to use for a soho VM lab. i5 processor B75M-D3H Gigabyte motherboard 16GB of RAM 1TB seagate constellation HD (SATA3) I want to run a ...
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Installing Linux *to* a NFS mount

I am about to install Linux (Mint) on a first-generation Eee PC. The device is fully sufficient hardware-wise (as I verified using the "Live" environment), except for one thing: The internal storage ...
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NFS: Network disconnect causes Gnome Nautilus to hang / Jumping progress bars

I mount NFSv4 export via /etc/fstab and mount and use the shared folder in nautilus. There are two issues: When I copy a large file (around 4 GB) to the NFS server, the progress bar rapidly goes to ...
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nfsstat authrefrsh almost equal to calls

I mounted a dir from my server through nfs (v3) on my LAN and if I run nfsstat I get # nfsstat -rc Client rpc stats: calls retrans authrefrsh 2527772 0 2527782 Is this ...
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Alternative to NFS or better configuration - instable network, simple to set up

We are currently using NFSv4 for file sharing in a small office. Unfortunately the network is not very stable and it seems to have huge impact on the Ubuntu clients if the network is gone: The whole ...
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NFS Network path not found

I did setup a nfs share on my debian 7 server and been trying to mount it on a windows 7 machine. I've tried the following: C:\Users\David>mount \\192.168.178.240\backups Y: Network Error - 53 ...
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Is there a race condition when two computers have the same remote directory mounted over NFS

I am seeing some very strange results in a filesystem where I have one machine that creates a directory in a mounted NFS filesystem, does some work it in, then makes a remote call to another machine ...
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Home directory issue on two different machines

I am accessing two Linux systems (Ubuntu) with the same username (let’s say userU) and password, let’s say their names are system1 and system2. If I change my password on one system it is also ...
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Mount Mac OSX server NFS from Linux <krb5> LDAP?

I'm trying to mount an NFS share from Fedora 16. The server is Mac OS X Server, set up by my coworker. I believe it requires Kerberos/LDAP authentication, so I would start the (probably arduous) ...
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NFS share access - Permission denied

Edited, as the situation changed a little bit. I'm trying to share a directory on my NAS device(WD Mybook WE) with NFS to another machine on my local network. The directory on the NAS device looks ...
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Custom Icon for NFS Volume Mount - Possible for OSX?

We are naming our various network volumes after Planets! I renamed the Mercury.icns icon, to .VolumeIcon.icns and copied it over to the mount point folder of the NFS server. So far remounting the ...
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NFS trasfer-rate is too slow

My write speed through NFS mounted in a WiFi LAN is constantly ~65 kB/s. Why? All the examples that I see online are in MB/s and however my WiFi LAN is not so limited. Details: I have two notebook ...
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Systems sharing /home via NFS freezing (on ICY BOX IB-NAS5220)

I have a small home network running, with a NAS box (ICY BOX IB-NAS5220) exporting /home for my various Linux Mint machines. /etc/exports on the NAS: /mnt/md1/public ...
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NFS is not working in ubuntu 12.04

I've tried to install NFS but I cannot pass through this step where I configure /etc/exports The file looks as follows: /home/MYUSER/Documents 192.168.0.2(rw, sync, no_subtree_check) But when I ...
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How can I mount NFS at the home folder under Win7?

I found some tutorial where I can mount NFS as a drive, but I haven't found any tutorial regarding how can I mount NFS at the home folder under Win7?
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NFS symbolic link to /root possible?

Suppose that I have access to nfs server. The directory that I have an access is /shared and it is owned by root. I can read and write to that directory + subdirectories + files. Suppose that I want ...
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Does ls provide information about NFS permissions?

When writing to NFS directories remotely, what would the permissions of files written be, when both the client and the server use Linux? Does ls -l show file permissions as seen by the NFS server?
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How GlusterFS replicate data?

i want to use glusterfs and dont understand how this fs replicate data. Each server replicate with another one, or replication work like in RAID5? Thanks!
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Distributed fault-tolerant file systems free for commercial use [closed]

What is best distributed fault-tolerant file systems free for commercial use, on Windows or Linux? Basically I need infinite number of nodes, easy adding each node, be sure that data are safe, even ...
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Shorten NFS share paths via symbolic links

I have a large number of NFS shares on a private server of mine, and they all exists fairly deep in the directory tree, ie: Share list: /data/files/external/share_a /data/files/external/share_b ...
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How to see if a network share is used?

In my network there are Windows and openSUSE machines. The openSUSE boxes are using Samba shares to show their data to the Windows ones and they are using NFS to share data among themselves. Now I ...
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Copying From Windows to NFS: Can The Timestamps Be Preserved?

We have a Linux server that has NFS shares. Some Windows hosts (XP & 7) connect to it via Services for UNIX. I've been told the behavior is different from XP to 7 in terms of file creation dates ...
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Ubuntu NFS 4: How to avoid the clientaddr param being added?

I'm trying to mount distant NFS. This is what I have in /etc/fstab : server.com:/mnt/hdd /mnt/hdd nfs rw,tcp 0 0 But this param gets added to the mount.nfs args: clientaddr=192.168.x.x Since ...
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VPN + NFS vs SSHFS

I have a home "server", and up to now I've been using it to mount my Music drive on my work PC using SSHFS. Never had any problems. Last week I bought a Raspberry Pi, and have set it up as sort of a ...
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OSX Lion groups: add group, set GID, add user to group, implement FakeGroup fix - all for NFS

I have three goals: Implement the "FakeGroup" fix Add a group with a specific GID (i.e. customgroup with GID 1111) Add a user to that group Implement the "FakeGroup" fix According to this ...
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Is it possible to use hfs+ for nfs exporting on linux?

I have an esata external driver which is of hfs+ format. I have already disabled the journaling function and managed to mount it with both read&write supports in my ubuntu system. However, when I ...
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When an NFS mount disappears, Finder hangs

I mount a VM's drive over NFS. I use the command sudo mount host:/home/path /home to mount the path on the VM to my /home directory (I do this to match the directories for sanity reasons). The ...
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How to change user ID on a QNAP NAS?

I've got a QNAP TS-110 which I access via NFS from my Ubuntu system. I guess that NFS on a typical home network does not use any user authentication. I've read in various places and I found that it ...
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Search NFS network volume from OS X client

I asked: How does a Mac OSX SL or Lion user search the cluster for a particular file (foo.txt) From the cluster, you would need to run some form of recursive lookup for the file desired. As an ...