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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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 ...
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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 controller). I'm using rsync to monitor the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ( ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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).
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...