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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What should I use to access NFS from console without mounting it?

Network file access | Console program | mounting option ------------------------------------------------------------ HTTP | wget / curl | httpfs FTP | ...
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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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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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Users and permissions on a Raspi which is both a home and an owncloud server

I'm a long time Linux desktop user but a total newbie in servers and security. Now I want to set up a Raspi (running Raspbian) to act as a CUPS print server, an NFS file server and backup storage, an ...
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Samba + SAN + NFS: load average > 300, results in crash

we have a system with the current setting server A is connected by fibre to a SAN array a filesystem is physically on the SAN, and resides on server A server A exports the filesystem via NFS to ...
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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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Proper way to execute a script before running upstart based service?

I run the deluge torrent client within a virtual machine that mounts an NFS share from the filer that runs bare metal. Occasionally deluge starts before NFS has been mounted, and it starts downloading ...
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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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Stale files with Linux NFS client running in VMWare Fusion with OSX host and OSX NFS server

I don't know if this a bug in Linux, VMWare Fusion, or OSX, or if I'm using an unstable mount command. On the host, I frequently have to add an extra empty line to files in order for the Linux ...
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Using Synology with Lunix NAS

While looking to invest in a storage solution, I came across Synology which looks decent. I noticed in a demo of the product it runs a piece of software that processes the backup to the Synology. I ...
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How do I get a docker container to access a remotely mounted filesystem?

I've got a remote mount (samba or NFS makes no difference) on my host mounted to '/home/tr3buchet/mnt/important_stuff' that works perfectly. I can read and write files with no issue; however, when I ...
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NFS4 & VirtualBox: Ubuntu 14.04 host Windows 10 Techpreview client

I have a host OS Ubuntu 14.04 (my main OS). I run a Windows 10 client inside VirtualBox. I wish for NFS4 to work between them, I cannot see the share in my Windows 10 client. I followed the following ...
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iptables rules for nfs

I was getting below error while typing showmount -e 192.168.56.2 in client machine [root@client ~]# showmount -e 192.168.56.2 clnt_create: RPC: Port mapper failure - Unable to receive: errno 113 (No ...
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NFS share not browserable (but accessible) from a different subnet

hope this is the right place for my question, and apologies for asking a question that has possibly been answered before but searching for "nfs" was impossible. And any keyword combinations returned ...
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Mount directory through NFS give me “unrecognized mount point”error

I'm trying to mount a external folder using NFS and I added this line to /etc/fstab file: ip_address:/var/www/pdf  /var/www/html/project.dev/web/uploads nfs rw,async,hard,intr 0 0 But any time I ...
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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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Connect to Amazon EC2 with NFS

I'm trying to connect to my Amazon EC2 from my laptop using NFS. I've installed nfs-utils rpcbind and have the following in /etc/exports /mnt/data/myuser *(rw,async) Then load the changes exportfs ...
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Ubuntu Home Server Packetstorm

I have a home plex server that runs various pieces of software and fills various roles. It's running the latest Ubuntu with all the latest packages/updates. About every 10 days or so, it starts packet ...
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NFS: too many levels of symbolic links. How to find and fix?

wim@wim-desktop:/media/data/dots/manouche$ ls > /dev/null ls: reading directory .: Too many levels of symbolic links wim@wim-desktop:/media/data/dots/manouche$ find . -type l -exec ls -l {} \; ...
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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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How can I mount NFS file in unix?

I am using Cent OS 5.6 and I have two VMs. I am trying to mount a file but unable to do so. Here's what I have done. Mkdir/uxadm Chmod 777 /uxadm vi /etc/exports /uxadm ...
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Can't transfer large files via nfs

When copying files to a mounted directory (nfs) it does so really fast in the beginning (>100 MB/s) but at around 1 gigabyte completed (using rsync) the speed drops until it stagnates at ~100 kB/s and ...
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User ID mapping with NFS on Synology NAS

I have a Synology NAS box (running DSM 5.1), and I've exported a directory via NFS. I'm attempting to mount it on my Ubuntu box. It mostly works fine, but I'm having issues with user and group ...
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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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Unable to mount ubuntu directory to Linux(SLES 11 SP2)

Trying to mount ubuntu directory:/home/suvasish/Downloads/SLES11_SP2/ to SLES(11 SP2) server. Tried like below: NFS mount In Ubuntu side edited the /etc/exports like below.. ...
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Rsync over NFS I/O error

We have two servers running CentOS 6.4. Both are NFS servers and each have shares mounted from each other. Regardless of which direction the transfer goes (upload or download) it fails after a few ...
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nfsroot freezing every once in a while presumably due to network glitch

Setup I've set up a thin client running gentoo according to these instructions. It seems to work quite nicely except that every once in a while it freezes. I've found that I can duplicate the issue ...
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I can't seem to comprehend autofs

I have a NFS server on which I export the following: /exports/netapps *.*.*.*/16(ro,async,root_squash,no_subtree_check) This folder has a bunch of sub folders which should all be visible on the ...
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How to Access a SSHFS folder via NFS

on my mashine M1 I have a folder which is using sshfs pointing to another server: /backup/sshfs-share after mounting , I can see the content of this folder on M1 : sshfs ...
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keeping file management smooth with NFS between two linux systems

I have my linux based NAS set up with NFS shares that are read only so my Ubuntu server can access certain files and folders. Now I need my Ubuntu server to be able to write to those NFS shares. The ...
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Non-root users cannot access NFS mounted directory

I have a Synology NAS sharing a "MEDIA" folder by NFS. I would like to access this folder from my Plex Media Server (running on Debian). I added this line to the /etc/fstab file: ...
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Connecting to FreeNFS from CentOS 6

I'm trying to mount a FreeNFS share located on my Windows 7 host, under my CentOS 6 virtual machine inside VirtualBox. The networking between the host and the guest is working fine, and I've been ...
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Linux temporarily thinks disk is full

I’m working on a Linux server with CentOS 6.5 and a NAS NFS on a QDR Infiniband network. I am running a bash script that basically creates a directory, makes symlinks inside of it, and cats together ...
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ls -l but not ls --color=never slow on nfs-mounted directory, if simulatenously writing to that directory

when I dump data into an NFS-mounted directory, reading files modes (e.g. ls -l) is several orders of magnitude slower than a plain file listing (e.g. ls --color=never). I would like to understand ...
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Execute permission is not set for folders which are shared form a widows 2008 R2 server using NFS

I have shared few folders using NFS share(ro) form a windows machine and mounted on a Linux server. I could not see execute permission from them. [root@db2suse mnt]# ls -l total 9 drwxr--r--. 2 ...
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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 controler). I'm using rsync to monitor the ...
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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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Use multiple NFS servers for a single directory

I have to store some gigabytes of data in a single dir. The structure is as follow : /DATADIR - dataABC - dataXYZ - folder012/ - folder456/ - ... If my hard disk is close to full, is ...
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Access NFS share without file locking and without mounting?

How can I access an NFS share via UNC path using Windows 7 Ultimate and make sure I'm doing it without file locking? I do not want to mount the NFS share to a drive letter. Instead, I wish to access ...
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Accessing Linux NFS Shares using Windows Explorer

I have a Linux Machine (CentOS 6.4) using which I exported a NFS Share. I'm pretty sure that this is an NFS Share since I Created an entry in /etc/exports Ran the command exportfs -avr Now when ...
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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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Why would windows nfs server translate all hyphens in filenames to colons?

I realise this is quite a specific question but I am using an nfs filesystem that is served by a windows server. I am mounting it from centos 6.5 (linux). The nfs settings are ...
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NFS export quota

I have two NFS export in /etc/exports /export/ipcamera 192.168.1.0/24(rw,nohide,insecure,no_subtree_check,async) /export/ipcamera2 192.168.1.0/24(rw,nohide,insecure,no_subtree_check,async) Is there ...
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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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Allow NFS on WAN, but with user and password

I want to set up a NFS (Network File System) on my computer, that I would use for accessing files from other computers and I want to have access to it without a login or password from LAN, but when ...
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Vmware: how do I share directories between Ununtu (guest) and Mac host using nfs?

I am trying to share a directory between an ubuntu vm and a mac host. I tried mount -t nfs 192.168.95.151:/path-to-directory ~/mounttest But this results in a connection refused message. I am not ...
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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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Using NFS with Vagrant seems to cause severe permissions issues

I am using Vagrant to house my Rails application. Unfortunately I am hitting a blocker in that using NFS to mount my synced folder results in errors with anything reading from or writing to the synced ...
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How to identify my default NFS server from rpms, and how to change it?

I am facing some issues with my current (default) NFS server in SLES, and wish to try a different version. This is what i can see when i execute rpm -qa # rpm -qa | grep nfs ...
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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 ...