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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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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-- ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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.)
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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 ...
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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!
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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 ...
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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 ...
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NFS won't allow access to mounted media

I'll explain it here, but I have this problem, for which the solution that user received doesn't fix my problem satisfactorily (sshfs) The problem is that I would like to share my /media folder over ...
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NFS4 problems on Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu Server 11.04

I tried installing nfs-common on a Ubuntu 10.04 and on a Ubuntu Server 11.04 machines like this: sudo apt-get install nfs-common The /etc/init.d/nfs-common script does not get created. Also, the ...
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ImageMagick command sometimes fails

I have an ImageMagick command that is something like this: convert "/path/to/photo" -set comment "(c) my company" -resize WxH miff:- | composite -dissolve 30 -geometry +40+138 -quality 80 ...
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How can I access SMB network shares on-demand from a Mac?

I regularly use samba network file shares on a corporate network from my Mac running Leopard. How can I automount these shares on-demand when I access a representative path via a shell or the Finder? ...
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Any way to symlink an NFS folder on a NTFS drive on Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 and have successfully mounted an nfs drive using the Windows NFS Client. I would now link to symlink (or create a junction in different terminology) a folder to a location on a ...
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Can anybody give me an idea of when to use NFS and when to use iscsi as the file system?

What are the differences of these two types? After searching on the Internet, I know NFS transfers files to the client, while iscsi transfers block to the client. With such information, I am still ...
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Multiple Machines: Share Data Using NFS / HTTP / FTP?

I have a network of 20 machines, all running Ubuntu 10.04. Each machine has about 200[GB] of data that I'd like to share with all other 19 machines for READ ONLY PURPOSES. The reading should be done ...
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CIFS (Windows Share) or NFS for Windows directory share

I have a (Virtualized) Linux server which I'd like to backup regularly. The rest of our environment is Microsoft and our backup solution (ArchiveIQ) runs only on Windows - there are no Linux clients. ...
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how to mount nfs on OSX so I can create new files?

I mounted restoredb directory to my OS X 10.6.2 via Disk Utility with Advanced Mount Parameters = resvport. I am able to edit files that are in the mounted directory but I am not able to create new ...
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How to I set up nfs using the Drobo Unfsd app?

How do I set up my nfs on my Drobo FS so that I can connect to it from my Mac using the NFS protocol? I have downloaded and installed Unfsd program from the DroboApps page. My exports file looks like ...
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How to mount NFS export on Mac OS X?

I have FreeBSD (test.local) box configured as NFS server. And I'm trying to mount its NFS sharing form my mac (hhmm.local) /nfs hhmm.local /nfs has 777 permission. And I checked from mac that ...
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How to access NFS share from Windows 7 pro?

Everywhere I see Windows and NFS, there is a mention of some kind of "subsystem of unix apps" or something like this, but apparently it's not in Windows 7 pro. So the question is: what can I do to ...
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Won't read Unicode characters over NFS mount?

I'm getting this strange issue when trying to play MP3s containing Unicode characters (accents) over an NFS on Mac OSX, it's all good over AFP, but I'm setup with NFS because it's a linux server on ...
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Why are network drives (e.g. /cygdrive/w mounted to //foo/whatever) NOT showing up in an ssh connection?

We need a user's Linux home directory (which is exported via NFS and Samba) to be that same user's home directory in a Cygwin bash shell invoked via ssh. Shell windows at the Windows console include ...
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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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Using NFS home directories when offline

I have a server which has a NFS4 server running and exports the home directories for all my users. This setup work great when the user have direct access via LAN or WLAN to the server. But if a laptop ...
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NFS4 / ZFS: revert ACL to clean/inherited state

My problem is identical to this Windows question, but pertains NFS4 (Linux) and the underlying ZFS (OpenIndiana) we are using. We have this ZFS shared via NFS4 and CIFS for Linux and Windows users ...
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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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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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Multiple GNOME sessions

I'm working in a corporate network environment and am having trouble with multiple GNOME sessions. My desktop runs Ubuntu 10.10 and I would like to start another GNOME session on a remote machine ...
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Export NFS path containing “-” (dash)

I'm in a bit of a pinch with NFS exports file. Specifically, I can't find a way to export a directory containing "-" in the path name. Manual (exports(5)) states: Also, each line may have one or ...
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Booting with nfs just prints some weird character

Problem I have an embedded system which I am unable to boot via NFS using an Embedded Linux Kernel Image and rootfs both placed on my laptop (which serves as the NFS server as well as a TFTP ...
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How to rename a directory under Mac (10.6.4) via the superuser?

This is my directory list on my NFS: macbook-pro-andrey-k:Download Andrey$ ls 1289816143_PL_t1181913 1289816171_PL_t1183807 1290117075_BFD_DVD02(Drums) I can't delete ...
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how to deal with shared home directory on linux?

situation is as follows: home directory is on nfs share A: /home/me workstations a, b, c, ... share that home directory: /home/me is a link to A:/home/me all workstations are used at the same time ...
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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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How to recursively mount file shares?

I have a Linux machine that shares some files through NFS. The shared directory is: /foo I then mounted a shared directory (from a Windows machine) to: /foo/bar /foo/bar is mounted successfully ...
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Changing file and folder ownership from root?

I created a folder structure as root and now need to transfer ownership to an ordinary user. This question is linked to this one - ...
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Providing permission to specific user to access NFS share

I have two machines between which I need to share a folder. On server1, I have the user 'appuser' that needs to access (read/write/delete) on this share. On server2, 'root' accesses this share and ...
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NFS share from OS X Snow Leopard to Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to share a some files on a Mac running Snow Leopard with a Ubuntu Linux. The mount request gets a "permission denied", and a client system log contains "host xx requires a stronger ...
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Autofs hang processas

I use CentOS 5.5 with Xen. I created RedHat 5.3 DomU and exported some directories through nfs. In clien side (Dom0) I configured autofs for automatically mounting server's directories. Server side ...
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What are some options for connecting one Linux host's filesystem to the other?

I have two Linux hosts (both running Ubuntu 10.04) and I want one of them to have access to part of the filesystem of the other. I.e. I want remote1 to be able to access the files of ...
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Unable to mount Windows Server 2008 share from Linux (fedora13)

I am trying to mount a shared drive on a Windows Server 2008 machine using a Linux machine (Fedora 13). I try mounting by # mount //HOSTNAME/SHARENAME /mnt/FOLDER and I get mount error(13): ...
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Advice for sharing a guest vm's files with the host

I've got a RAIDZ array on a FreeBSD guest. My host is Ubuntu 10.04 running KVM. I'd like to mount the array on the host OS somehow and access the files as efficiently as possible. Any advice? ...
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How to set up an NFS server on Ubuntu

I'm trying to set up an NFS server on my Ubuntu server to be accessed from my Mac OS X 10.6.4 desktop. I started on the Ubuntu side by following this guide (the quick start). When I finally try to ...
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cannot write on mounted nfs

I cannot write to the mounted directory on wwwdev as root. I can of course access it from my mac. I have mounted the directory from my Mac Darwin Radeks-iMac.local 10.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version ...