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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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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OSX: Locking in vagrant with Ubuntu guest using NFS doesn't work

On OSX 10.10.3 using VirtualBox 4.3.26 and vagrant 1.7.2 when using NFS for the shared folder in a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest, PHP application ins the guest trying to use LOCK_EX on the shared folder ...
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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 Performance: Several mounts or mount root directory?

Let's say I have the following directories on my main server, each of which is a software RAID5 across four disks. /data/raid1 /data/raid2 /data/raid3 /data/raid4 I am going to NFS mount on a ...
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NFS Mounts - Linux/Windows Permissions

I'm trying to mount a NFS-Share where I need specific permissions on the linux-site and a specific user on windows-site who is able to read AND write in this NFS-share. When I mount the share on ...
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Which network file systems do not implement locking correctly?

As a common cause for file corruption, documentation often cites as cause "NFS that doesn't implement file-level locking correctly" or something similar, e.g., for SQLite: How to corrupt an SQLite ...
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NFS Share in Windows - Drives mapped as folders

I am relatively new to Linux (Ubuntu Server 12.0.4.1), but I am learning quickly. I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 file server set up (not ready yet to change that to Linux, but have plans). The ...
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nfsstat authrefrsh almost equal to calls

I mounted a dir from my server through nfs (v3) on my LAN and if I run nfsstat I get # nfsstat -rc Client rpc stats: calls retrans authrefrsh 2527772 0 2527782 Is this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Error mounting NFS unit between synology server and Raspberry Pi client

I'm trying to mount an NFS (v4, or v3.. but get the same error...) from a Synology Server to a Raspberry Pi client. But I get this error: mount -t nfs4 IP_address_of_server:/volume1/nfsnvf ...
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union-mount file system that actually deletes from all layers

Here's my use-case: I have roughly a dozen machines loosely clustered together, each with a few hundred GB partition that's currently not used. I would like to make a scratch partition so that users ...
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Sharing HFS+ (USB-HDD) over NFS

I've hooked up an external HDD to my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. It shows up under /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3 (two partitions). I followed numerous tutorials, but none seem to have a fix for my ...
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NFS activity locks desktop during any user initiated file activity

This is a funny little issue that has been happening for a while and I have learnt to work around but would prefer to resolve completely. My desktop PC is running linux mint 17.1 cinnamon. Core I5, ...
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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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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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How to track a file from NFS in Linux is being locked?

I've some codes on a NFS which is shared with two load balancer servers. Sometimes the waiting time of a request is getting longer and I suspect the files may be getting locked with a request while ...
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Make ecryptfs work on kerberos secured nfs4-share

I have a working single-signe-on setup using Kerberos and openLDAP. I have setup NFS4 to use this infrastructure to control access to the shared folders. This works perfectly fine. The NFS4 sever ...
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NFS client move files in different directories at the same server

Does moving files between two folders on a single remote NFS server redirect the files through the client, or does the server simply adjust it's directory structure? Thanks!
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using NFS over unreliable networks (wifi/mobile)

I have a NFS server at home (and an openvpn connection that only works outside of home). My phone (Jolla) is basically Linux, and has mobile data/wifi/usb network capability. Basically, I want to ...
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What is changing the network interfaces (/etc/network/interfaces)?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 to virtual machine. I have edited /etc/network/interfaces like this: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp Then I created a livecd.iso using ...
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Force NFS directory information update

Is it possible for a non-root user to force an NFS client to update the information it holds about a directory tree? My problem is that I want to do the following: Run a big compilation job (via ...
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Dropbox in a networked shared home folder environment

I've got access to a cluster of servers, and my home directory appears on all of them (as it's on a networked drive). I installed the CLI version of Dropbox on one of them, and when I make changes to ...
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does exportfs -r interrupts the existing nfs?

I'm trying to export a new nfs volume while keeping other ones running. my concern is if somehow, there is a risk for the processes that are writing in the others nfs volumes. am using /etc/exportfs ...
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NFS Sharedfolder in Vagrant (Virtualbox) syncs files extremely slow

I have my development system set up with a Ubuntu Vagrant box which includes a shared folder with all the code stuff. My Host system is Ubuntu 13.04 and the Guest is 12.04. At first all the changes ...
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Permissions tar extraction to nfs share from a Perl script

As part of an installation procedure of a piece of software, I use: curl -s <url-to-targz> | tar -p -x -z -C / inside a Perl script (I use qx($command) or system($command), either will ...
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How to backup apps + data using TitaniumBackup directly to SMB share

I've been searching for answer to this question for quite some time now and finally decided I should as a question here. So I've managed to find a kernel module (cifs.ko) for my kernel build on ...
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Speed up NFS Home Folder mount

I have a (virtual) cluster of Ubuntu servers where one master node offers an NFS folder that the slaved nodes mount. It serves as the home folder for an MPI user account. The nodes all manage to ...
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Debian Squeeze on Jetway J7F5M1G2E-VDE-LF - onboard LAN unusable and disk read/write speed disparity

I'm running Debian Squeeze on a machine based around a Jetway J7F5M1G2E-VDE-LF moherboard. This particular install was transferred from a different machine, but I've tried with a fresh install and it ...
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How to fix NFS V3 + TCP mount failing with 'Can't read superblock' error soon after an unmount?

Using NFS V3 and TCP!, portmapper is running. Not using iptables. Following are the options used: rw,noatime,v3,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,hard,intr,nolock,proto=udp,udp,timeo=11,retrans=5 If I wait ...
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NFS connection in OS X Mountain Lion doesn't show files in Finder

I've got NFS set up as a server on my Linux 3.7.1 (Slackware 14) box. I'm able to connect to it using my OS X Mountain Lion client, but Finder will not show any files. However, if I run ls through the ...
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How GlusterFS replicate data?

i want to use glusterfs and dont understand how this fs replicate data. Each server replicate with another one, or replication work like in RAID5? Thanks!
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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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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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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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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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Backup to Synology NAS using rsync or NFS and hardlinks

I want to backup data from a Windows (Vista) computer to a Synology NAS (210j). The NAS supports FTP, SMB, NFS and also allows a rsync daemon to be set up. I want to backup different folders to the ...
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File permissions using nfs-mounted vfat disk

I'm trying to get full access to a disk on a home server. On the server a raspberry pi with debian, there's only one user, "pi", with root privileges. On the client, an ubuntu machine, I have two ...
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Is it possible to mount an NFS share using Windows Explorer?

I've been looking around and all examples/guides/tutorials I've seen use the mount command from the command line (i.e. cmd) Is it possible to mount an NFS share using Windows Explorer? If yes, please ...
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DMA/CPU/BIND/NFS and polling

Which of the following is not true? (a) CPU enables interrupts while the DMA is transmitting information. (b) BIND binds SOCKET to an IP address. (c) NFS executes the same request again even though ...
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IO errors from ESXi to OS X Server (NFS or rsync)

Ok, so here is the context. I have a OSX Server 10.8 inside a VM. This VM is attached to an iSCSI volume (from a thecus bay where it is a RAID5). This volume is shared via NFS and AFP. I have some ...
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NFS v4 access denied by server while mouting between Synology and Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to mount an NFS (v4, or v3.. but get the same error...) from a Synology Server to a Raspberry Pi client. But I get this error: mount.nfs4: access denied by server while mounting ...
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mount point is not a directory

I am trying to mount a directory from a local desktop in my home network. The computer exporting the nfs share is named jarvis and the nfs client is named marvin. On marvin, I run showmount -e jarvis, ...
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How do I get files from my file server to my Windows machines robustly and efficiently?

I have a file server running Linux, with a few RAID arrays of SATA drives. This file server currently exposes certain directory trees over Samba and NFS4. I use this file server to serve MP3 files for ...
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Vagrant: Mounting folder using NFS version 4 in arch linux

I am trying to mount an NFS folder using Vagrant 1.7.2 in Arch Linux. Currently the mount is working by forcing it to use nfs version 3: gemini_dcr.vm.synced_folder '/scr', '/folder', type:'nfs', ...