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 this:


I try to connect to the share by hitting Ctrl+K in Finder and the using


as server address. But when I click Connect all that happens is that the Connect to Server window flashes shortly, and well, that's all.

I have tried removing the /Shares part, using /Public and casing drobo-fs.local as Drobo-FS.local, but it's all with the same result. I have also tried using /mnt/DroboFS/Shares *(rw,no_root_squash) in the exports file. I restart the service using the command ./service.sh restart.


I just set up the same system. The answer is you have to provide the entire path, i.e. in "Connect To Server", use this:


Also, since the DroboFS isn't too careful with permissions (it does all of its work as root), you may want to use the very insecure


This will cause everyone to look like root to the NFS server, which is rather how things look to the DroboFS.

  • "since the DroboFS isn't too careful with permissions (it does all of its work as root)..." Yikes! I was thinking about getting a Drobo, but I think you may have convinced me not to. – Laurence Gonsalves Nov 7 '11 at 23:51

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