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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
890 views

Large file copy from NFS to local disk performance drop

I'm trying to copy a 200GB file from an NFS mount to a local disk. The local disk is an XFS filesystem on a LVM on top of a RAID 5 system (hardware RAID controler). I'm using rsync to monitor the ...
0
votes
0answers
271 views

OSX extended attributes and NFS

I have multiple users working on a fileserver, mainly using Photoshop, InDesign and alikes. Samba (3.5.6) does not seem responsive enough (using 'socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_KEEPALIVE ...
0
votes
1answer
149 views

md5sums differ between CIFS and NFS

I'm doing some research on 'cribbage' an Ubuntu 10.04 box which connects to 'prodcsamba01' via CIFS: cribbage $ mount | grep prep //prodcsamba01/prepfsnr on /prep type cifs ...
1
vote
2answers
978 views

Apache not authorized to read NFS mount

A folder is mounted on a web server (Apache) with NFS but this server can't see the folder. I can see the folder but Apache cannot: Starting httpd: Warning: DocumentRoot [/mount folder/.../] does not ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How to determine whether a directory is on an NFS mounted drive?

How can I determine whether a given directory on a Linux machine is from an NFS mounted drive or not?
1
vote
1answer
433 views

Limit NFS block size from server side?

Is it possible to enforce a maximum rsize/wsize in nfsd? I'm having issues related to IP fragmentation (yes, I'm stuck with NFS-over-UDP, contrary to the warnings in the manpage), and have no ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Time-Machine backup over SSH tunnel to NFS mount

I've recently started using a new NAS which runs CentOS 6.2. One of the purposes of the NAS would be to serve as a backup target. Whilst I have been using Apple's Time-Machine for a while and I am ...
0
votes
0answers
333 views

NFS Mount Size change

I have created a nfs mount on my centos server that is 50GB in size, is it possible to adjust the size of the mount to something like 100GB or more? If so how would i go about that?
2
votes
0answers
410 views

File permissions issue with an NFSv4 share, uploaded from a Mac Lion

I have an NFSv4 share that was working fine, with Macs using Snow Leopard, to share files across the network. The NFS share has one cloned user/group that all clients autoconnect as. All files ...
1
vote
0answers
363 views

How to create link in NFS that is visible through NTFS?

I have a NFS share in Windows 2008 mounted in Linux. If i create a symlink in Linux it works as expected in Linux. In Windows it appears as a file and we can't follow it. If i create a link in ...
2
votes
2answers
937 views

NFS shares on OS X

I am trying to connect the NFS version 4 share on my Mac OS X 10.7 with no success: $ pwd /Volumes $ mkdir NFS $ sudo mount_nfs -o resvport,vers=4 192.168.0.1:/var/teterevkov /Volumes/NFS mount_nfs: ...
2
votes
0answers
186 views

Mounting an NFS share with udp or mntudp options

According to the documentation of NFS client on Mac OS X 10.7 user can specify following options: udp Use UDP transport protocol. and mntudp Force the mount protocol to use UDP transport, ...
1
vote
0answers
353 views

slow git performance

I have an older machine with a git repository on it that I use to keep synchronized with svn. I've noticed that with running basic commands like git status, it is ridiculously slow. I was initially ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

NFS & Lion connection is not working

I am a web developer and I'm trying to establish a workflow between OSX Lion ( Design + Development ), Parallels + Ubuntu preproduction server. I am trying to create a connection to share files ( ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Auto-mounting NFS in AIX at startup

I have few NFS file systems which I mount manually after my AIX system boots up. Is there a way I can do it using /etc/filesystems? What would be the syntax?
1
vote
0answers
265 views

iTunes can't find library file on NFS server

I've set up an NFS server to maintain a central iTunes media folder for all users on our home network. In addition, we are storing each user's library file on the NFS, and pointing the iTunes client ...
1
vote
2answers
292 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
125 views

Benefits of NFS-based fileshares

I've been reading up on fileshare tools like NFS the past few days, and I understand the concept of exporting directories, mount points, shared files/directories, etc. However, each of the ...
1
vote
1answer
214 views

Benefits of distributed home directories

I read that in Linux it is possible to configure a server (using a fileshare tool like NFS) to mount user home directories whenever they log in. I assume (please correct me if I'm wrong!) this means ...
2
votes
1answer
145 views

Is NFS appropriate for large networks?

In pure Linux networks, I've read that NFS is good if the network is small. Are there performance issues that one runs into when using NFS for large networks? Security issues? Is there a competitor ...
2
votes
1answer
772 views

Arch Arm: /folder does not support NFS export

I have a backup drive that is formatted hfs+ (for my mac laptops) That I want to have available on my home network so I don't have to plug in directly. I have a pogoplug running arch linux (install is ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Share specific directory which is not at the root of the file system using NFS

I'm exporting the directory: /a/b/c/ Now, when i mount this share from the client, at /mnt/c, in order to access /a/b/c/ on the server i need to access /mnt/c/a/b/c Is there a way to make /mnt/c show ...
2
votes
0answers
568 views

Disk Utility NFS mounts broken in 10.7.3?

My NFS mounts no longer function in Lion 10.7.3. Although all the mounts in Disk Utility verify OK, no files can be seen in the mountpoints. I can use NFS Manager successfully however.
0
votes
1answer
595 views

iMac user can't access NFS mounted home directories with sudo

I've just reinstalled my iMac on my home network, and have mounted the user home directories via a NFS share (hosted on an Ubuntu server). The problem I have is that when I use sudo, I get permission ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

mount Command Works, but fstab Version Fails - Samba Issue

I can mount a share with this command: sudo mount -o username=user,password=pass //192.168.5.227/share /mnt/share And in my fstab I have this line: //192.168.5.227/share /mnt/share cifs ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I enable NFS server on Windows 7 (Ultimate x64 in my case)?

How do I enable NFS server on Windows 7 ? I installed "Windows Services for UNIX" via "Turn Windows features on and off" in Control Panes. But I don't know how to launch and configure server. One ...
1
vote
2answers
471 views

Basic linux based fileserver for home use, what file sharing protocol to use to serve Linux, MacOS and Windows filesharing clients?

I got an aging Gentoo Linux laptop which I am about to transform into a fileserver for our home users (to view our family photos, films etc). Clients to support will be Linux, MacOS and Windows. ...
1
vote
1answer
526 views

Troubles using apt-get install with home on NFS share

I am trying to install a bunch of packages using apt-get install on a VM running Debian 5.0.9 (Lenny). What makes this endeavor frustrating and difficult is the fact that my home directory on this ...
1
vote
1answer
331 views

Symlink directories outside an NFS share in that NFS share

I'm trying to share a directory over NFS: Client: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Server: Arch Linux x64 I have a directory called /data/authorized. I'd like to symlink other directories that are not in ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Error mounting Arch Linux NFS share on Windows 7 Ultimate

I'm trying to mount an NFS share over a LAN: Server: Arch Linux x64 Client: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 The server already successfully exports NFS shares to other Linux machines, so I'm pretty sure it ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Can't mount NFS4 share

I have two directories exported from an NFS server. On my NFS client machine, I can mount one of the directories, using the default syntax, as NFS4. However, the other directory will only mount if I ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

NFS mount in windows XP [closed]

Does anybody have any experience mounting nfs on win xp? I know that it works on Win 7 (and it is a new feature).
0
votes
1answer
870 views

How can I make one folder/share link to multiple different folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to expose 2 folders as 1 network share in windows 7? So I've tried NTFS Junction Points and DFS and I can't either of them to do what I want. I have C:\Movies, ...
0
votes
1answer
374 views

ssh: sharing control sockets over nfs

Can ssh be used with ControlPath set to a path on an nfs share if the control socket being shared was created by another host? Attempting this gives me this error message: Control socket ...
7
votes
7answers
3k views

faster way to mount a remote file system than sshfs?

I have been using sshfs to work remotely, but it is really slow and annoying, particularly when I use eclipse on it. Is there any faster way to mount the remote file system locally? My no.1 priority ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Copy remote files on nfs without round-trip

I have a large amout of data (several GB) on a remote drive, that is transparently mounted via nfs. I'd like to copy these files into a subdirectory of where they are already residing, so everything ...
2
votes
0answers
977 views

NFS mount on Mac OS X 10.6.8 - Problem with special characters such as “á”

On Snow Leopard, I used Disk Utility's "NFS Mount" feature to automatically mount a NFS shared folder from my Synology NAS. Here are the Advanced Mount Parameters I used: ...
4
votes
1answer
7k views

Can I password protect an NFS share?

I have two machines on a local network (Ubuntu 11.04). I created an NFS server on machine A. The other machine B receives its IP through DHCP. I want to know if IP is the only way to allow or deny ...
1
vote
1answer
524 views

nfs really slow on one specific client

I have a fileserver in my network, with the storage accessible via NFS. From one particular client machine, reading from this NFS share is really slow. Or rather, it stops all the time. The pattern ...
1
vote
1answer
540 views

Distributed File System using NFS?

Is it possible to setup NFS to perform as a parallel distributed file system? I'd like to have to NFS servers containing the same file data and serving file ops request for load balancing and to ...
0
votes
1answer
558 views

NFS single mount point with symlinks vs multiple mount points

I currently have 3 servers: file, web, and computational. I want to have a folder in every person's home folded shared between the systems. The NFS server is working but was wondering if it would be ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

user and group ids scrambled when using NFS

I'm using nfs to mount the folder /mirror from a server onto a node. This works, except on the node the user and group are displayed as "4294967294". On the server: ls -al ./ displays -rw-r--r-- ...
0
votes
1answer
660 views

Is it possible to bypass NFS file permissions by using a user-space NFS client

There are some user-space based NFS clients (e.g. NFS Client library). Can I bypass file permissions by using such client? For example: Server1 has nfs-exported file system with files -rwxr-xr-x ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

NFS client (SFU in Windows 7) creates folders with 'x' bits set to false

I have a drive mounted on a Windows 7 64-bit machine from a VirtualBox Ubuntu VM via NFS. Whenever I try creating a folder from Windows, the folder is created with its executable bit set to false, ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

What to do with NFS server (UTF-8) and Windows 7?

NFS share is mounted using mount server:/share x: command. File(cyrillic) "Новый текстовый документ.txt" created with samba share (and using UTF-8) is shown as "Новый текстовый ...
0
votes
0answers
692 views

How to permanently mount an NFS share under Windows 7?

If I have an OpenWrt router with a 1,5TB HDD on it that's exported via NFS3, then how can I permanently mount it on an NFS share under Windows 7? (they're on the same subnet.)
0
votes
0answers
2k views

NFS mount readable but not writable

I'm trying to mount a remote directory owned by www-data to a local directory owned by sam. From sam's home directory, I've created ~/directory, and when I "mount directory", I see the contents of ...
0
votes
2answers
109 views

what do I need to do on a unix machine to allow some PC computer to mount (NFS)

I have a unix computer and a PC computer. I want to mount a drive in the PC onto a unix directory. What do I need to do in the unix side to allow this? Thank you!
0
votes
1answer
873 views

How to (cleanly) dismount sshfs when mounted on a NFS mount point?

My coworker has a desktop computer with /home shared on our file server. I have developed a Perl script for sshfs-mounting a certain directory on another SSH host which works fine on my laptop. On ...
1
vote
0answers
280 views

Fastest protocol for mounting a NAS for Linux and Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Samba vs. NFS: Performance AFP, SMB, NFS which is the best data transfer protocol ? I am building a file server with RAID 10. I need a way to access the files from ...