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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Snort 2.9.6.0 to detect malicious nfs traffic

I have a snort inline mode IPS.I wanted this IPS to detect malicious nfs traffic.Can anyone please help me out to describe rules that catches the suspicious "nfs" traffic,not allowing it and allow the ...
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Trouble with permissions with source exposed via NFS to VM

I'm having a bit of trouble with permissions with this approach: I have a massive code base that is designed to be run on a local Virtual machine. Since I am using webstorm it is helpful to have the ...
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Show samba mount on file manager

I have two mount points on my /etc/fstab, one is a nfs share and the other a samba share. 10.1.1.1:/home/paulo/public_html /home/paulo/public_html nfs ...
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Migrate NFS for an embedded board from one system to another

I have a directory setup on one machine which serves as NFS for my TI embedded system. I am now changing my development PC and need to move the NFS directory to another PC. For that I tried the ...
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CacheFilesD complains that free space limit arguments are invalid

I have attempted to lower the free space limits used to control when cachefilesd does culling of the cache, but it keeps complaining that the arguments are invalid, even though I appear to have ...
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How can I automatically mount my NFS/SMB shares on Mac?

I have Macbook running on OSX 10.9 and Synology NAS. I have the following shares on the NAS: NFS: /volume1/photo SMB: smb://user:[email protected]/photo I would like to have it mounted ...
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Windows NFS Mount - Set permissions without editing the registry

Currently, we mount an NFS share on many client computers and set user and group options for each machine via the Windows registry. Is there another way to set permissions that doesn't involve ...
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Windows NFS client attempting mount parent directory

I'm using Windows 7 Explorers map network drive interface to mount a CentOS 6.5 NFS directory. I'm mounting //server/home/name/folder and the NFS export is /home/name/folder. This is the only NFS ...
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How to access NFS share with an NIS user from Windows 7 Pro?

Very much a follow-up to this question, our group does not use LDAP for users, but rather YP/NIS. I followed the UMich NFS 4.1 readme/docs and seemed to set up the driver successfully, but I'm left ...
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Permission denied to mounted NFS

How do you grant read/write access to a mounted NFS filesystem on a remote server? The user I want to have access has UID=1000 and GID=1000, so I tried mounting with: sudo mount -t nfs -o ...
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Will ISCSI work for me?

To save power/space I want to run 1 NAS box. For storage I am thinking of getting 4x 4TB HDD. For speed in VM's (and increased IOPS) I want to run 4x 250GB SSDs. My idea is to set up 1 ISCSI target ...
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NFS high CPU usage

Hello, I have a very strange issue. I have next server: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) MP CPU 3.16GHz cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep proce | wc -l 8 free -m total used free shared ...
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NFS export names when mounted on a Mac

I have two linux virtual machines, both exporting /var/www. When I mount them on the Mac (using command-k) I then get /Volumes/www and /Volumes/www-1. Is there any way to name these differently when ...
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NTFS-3g and NFS not working

I have a problem with one of my NFS shares. On one computer running debian I have mounted a NTFS drive using ntfs-3g, using this line in my fstab file: /dev/sda2 /delt ntfs-3g ...
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Does being connected to multiple NFS mounts affect performance

On a Linux 2.6 Kernel box, does it hurt network bandwidth or performance in anyn way to have multiple nfs mounts? I am not hosting the NFS, I am just connected to it.
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CMD says NFS tools are missing, but Explorer says they're not

I'm on Windows 8 x64 Enterprise Edition and I have the NFS Client/Server tools installed. It was working perfectly fine for me a few months ago. Today I wanted to mount some NFS shares, so I opened ...
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Force reload of a solaris kernel module?

After a low-level-tricky configuration update, I want to force nfssrv kernel module to fully reload, as if the server just booted. The obvious solution that I used on the pre-prod server is to reboot ...
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Can I back up my NFS server using lvm snapshots?

I'm using Ubuntu as an NFS host for my virtual machines running on xenserver. Can I use lvm snapshots to backup the whole volume? Then export it? Will my virtual machines suffer data corruption ...
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PXE boot with NFS root is trying to use 'user_xattr' option to mount and failing

I'm building a small diskless cluster using PXE boot and a copy of SLES 11 SP1 from a working hard disk install. The kernel fetches over tftp and boots fine, but during boot I see this: Mounting root ...