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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Sync file system changes in a folder to server on LAN (via SSH or NFS) automatically

I'm looking for a solution that'll automatically sync file system changes in "/folder1" to "/folder2". Any change should be synced (deleted files, new folders etc.) without any confirmation. ...
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`ls` shows no files in mounted nfs folder, but cd works

An nfs share was mounted to /vol/mynfs on a linux client. It does not show any folders with ls and bash completion does not work in /vol/mynfs too. But after changing to a subdirectory all files are ...
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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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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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Setting up a file share for a lab of Windows PCs with Samba or NFS

I am trying to setup a "shared drive" for our lab on a university campus. I installed Debian on a spare PC we have here and the "clients" are all using Windows 7 Professional. Ideally, they all want ...
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mounting nfs gives “access denied by server while mounting (null)”

I've recently upgraded one of our machines to debian Squeeze from lenny. Previously, these machines mounted 2 NFS shares /home and /home/scans/data After the upgrade they can only mount one at a ...
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Why my setting with NFS and setuid not working in Linux

I'm using Linux. On machine A I have such NFS setting in etc/exports: /home 10.0.129.130(rw,no_root_squash) I mount this directory on machine A on /home/nfs/ on machine B. And I've set setuid using ...
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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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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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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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Zero KB available on NFS Mac OS X

I can't write to my NFS (Xtreamer media player). Writing works fine via Terminal, but in Finder everything is read only and Finder says "Zero KB available." and gives me the error message "The item ...
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nfs equivalant services in smb?

I want to know if there are nfs equivalant services in smb(windows server). for example nfs to mount volume on nfs client nfs server (in case of nfs3) should be running daemon like ...
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Transparent failover for NFS home directory (with LDAP users)

Background: In our work environment, we have LDAP users together with NFS homes. So you sign on LDAP server, autofs mounts the homes, etc. Pretty neat so far. However, from time to time, the NFS or ...
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How to auto mount NFS on to Centos Server

I have started to notice that on a few occasions, an NFS file server that I have does not always mount onto a CentOS file server. I normally have to correct this by using the mount -a command in the ...
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Why do two identical files on two different NFS file systems differ 16.7% in number of blocks?

I have two identical files, located on two different NFS filesystems. According to ls -l or du -b, their sizes are identical, but the difference with du -k or ls -s is 114072 blocks, or 16.7%. What ...
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Unable to write to NFS share, Finder hanging

I've a issue with an nfs share : this is my setup : /etc/exports : /home/delaland/sharetest 111.111.111.111(rw,all_squash,anonuid=1000,anongid=100,sync,insecure,no_subtree_check) all needed ...
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How to remove large number of files/folders in linux

We are using hadoop to split a table into smaller files to feed to mahout, but in the process, we created a huge amount of _temporary logs. we have an nfs mount for the hadoop volume so we can use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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How to have many linux groups and many users in groups in linux + active directory network

We just discovered that each linux group can hold only max users up to 1024 characters (/etc/groups line length). My coworker set up ActiveDirectory and wants to map the groups and users (ca.2500) to ...
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Disabling file permissions on NFS share

I am trying to set up a nfs share for use by non-technical users, and really don't want file permissions messing things up. Everyone should be able to read/write anything on this share without even ...
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/etc/exports file not read on boot

I added some entries into my /etc/exports file. But when I boot my system, the file is not read. I check it by sudo exportfs — it returns nothing (also I can't mount the exported folders on other ...