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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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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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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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 get ...
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Mount Mac OSX server NFS from Linux <krb5> LDAP?

I'm trying to mount an NFS share from Fedora 16. The server is Mac OS X Server, set up by my coworker. I believe it requires Kerberos/LDAP authentication, so I would start the (probably arduous) ...
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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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NFS mount fails, permission denied, no export entry

I have a problem mounting a NFS share that I can't solve that is driving me nuts. This is the situation: Three machines involved: Host A: mandrake, IP 192.168.1.4, NFS server Host B: athlon64, IP ...
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How can I have two files with the same name in a directory when mounted with NFS?

I have a C++ application test that creates 10,000 files in an NFS mounted directory, but my test recently failed once due to one file appearing twice with the same name in that directory with all the ...
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How to configure permissions for linux NFSv4 client with Synology NAS?

I have an established Linux server (Ubuntu 12.04) and a new Synology NAS and am having trouble getting correct NFS user permissions on the mountpoint. The server also mounts an NFS export from ...
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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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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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NFS client for Windows 10 [closed]

I need to mount NFS share on Windows 10. Then I can save files on mounted share. Is there NFS client for (any) Windows 10 edition? As much as I know, NFS client do exist on Windows Server 2008.
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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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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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Alternative to NFS or better configuration - instable network, simple to set up

We are currently using NFSv4 for file sharing in a small office. Unfortunately the network is not very stable and it seems to have huge impact on the Ubuntu clients if the network is gone: The whole ...
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Mac OS X - User home directories shared via NFS

I've run into some problems with how I've got user home directories set up on our system here. Our server is an XServe, using Open Directory to manage the user accounts. The majority of our ...
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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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Should I replace sshfs with NFS? [closed]

I have a server at home accesible via local WIFI. I also have several laptops. I share folders in the server using sshfs due to its ease-of-use. But sometimes I notice lots of connections issues with ...
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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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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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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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NFS: Network disconnect causes Gnome Nautilus to hang / Jumping progress bars

I mount NFSv4 export via /etc/fstab and mount and use the shared folder in nautilus. There are two issues: When I copy a large file (around 4 GB) to the NFS server, the progress bar rapidly goes to ...
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Concurrent NFS access

Similar to Concurrent FTP access. How is concurrent file access handled for NFS? Say that one client is updating/overwriting a file on a NFS server, and a process on the server is reading that same ...
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Remove .wine folder in home directory

I am a NFS with a very restrictive limit on how much space we can take up on the hard-drive. I found out my .wine/ in my home folder is pretty big. I want to know if I can go ahead and remove it, as I ...
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NFS Mount not showing in Windows Explorer

Ok. After several hours of searching Google, I can not find exactly what I need. After mounting an Ubuntu NFS share in Windows 7 via command line, it says it mounts successively. I know it was ...
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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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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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Identifying files that changed in the last hour

Right now I use python to figure out files that have been modified in the past hour. This is really slow on my network (~50000 files - and checking each one's timestamp). I have a custom script to ...
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NFS share on Ubuntu grinds iMac down to a halt when mounted

We're at a university in a lab trying to create an NFS share that can be shared between OS X and Ubuntu machines. This problem has been driving my supervisor and I crazy for the past few days - ...
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Why is rsync slower than NFS?

Using rsync for copying some large files (24MB each): bronger@steed:/tmp$ time rsync -r root@my_nas::media/distortion . Password: real 0m18.128s user 0m2.600s sys 0m5.756s (Substract 2 ...
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Installing Linux *to* a NFS mount

I am about to install Linux (Mint) on a first-generation Eee PC. The device is fully sufficient hardware-wise (as I verified using the "Live" environment), except for one thing: The internal storage ...
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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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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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Mounting NFS in Cygwin

I successfully managed to mount an NSF export at a local folder as a mount point. I can type ls and see the remote content. However, I do not see any remote files in Explorer - It is blank. What am I ...
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mounting an nfs share timeout on linux mint 14 client

I am trying to mount an nfs share on a linux mint 14 (64bit). I have already downloaded and installed nfs-common & rpcbind package in linux mint. The server contains in /etc/exports the line ...
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How to disable zsh tab completion for NFS dirs?

I use zsh and its tab completion. When I accidentally hit tab in a (slow) NFS dir, zsh takes way too long. Even worse, if the NFS is down, and I hit /mnt/[tab], my whole shell locks up. How can I ...
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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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Practical way to share 15GB of files with distributed users on cable connections

I am working with a company of 7 employees distributed throughout the U.S., each with basic cable internet connections, who need to share about 15 GB of thousands of documents (mostly Word and PDF ...
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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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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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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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Setting up NIS/NFS on Mac OS 10.6

We have an Ubuntu NIS/NFS server at work and we recently got a few new iMacs. Is there a way to set them up so they can use the linux user accounts and mount the shared nfs files? Are there any guides ...
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RequiresMountsFor not working on Debian 8

I am trying to set up a systemd service on Debian 8 to run a program from the network on startup but it does not work - the service starts before mounting NFS disks have completed. I have the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Good NFS configuration for Home Network (NFS Performance Issues)

I have a small LAN that has a couple of Linux boxes (Ubuntu 9.10) with NFS shares on them. The boxes are networked with a consumer grade Netgear router (model WGR614V9) and using wired connections. ...
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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 ...