nfs (Network File System) created by Sun Microsystems. NFS allows a client system to access network files as if local.

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NFS, CIFS, and permissions

If you copy files from an NFS mount to a CIFS mount on a different server, will the permissions be retained? I am a little unclear how the file permissions work in these 2 filesystems. It seems like ...
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How to follow symlinks in NFS?

I have different disks with pictures /media/drive1/pictures/ /media/drive2/pictures/ /media/drive3/pictures/ /media/drive4/pictures/ # ... I have a folder called share which has symlinks for every ...
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NFS file with same name but different content depending on host

I have cluster using NFS with a program myprogram which writes to a fixed location, e.g. /home/sharedfs/somedir/somefile.txt. This means that if you run myprogram from each node, they all write to the ...
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mount.cifs vs NFSv3 for data shared between 2 Web servers

When having two RHEL 6 Linux servers separated by a load balancer serving Tomcat and Apache content, if the data is shared between the 2 servers via a network locally-mounted filesystem, does it ...
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Prevent active file removal on an NFS filesystem

I clear my logs using following script - find "." -mtime 1 -type f -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf But it deletes the active files also and creates .nfs… files instead. Is there any way to prevent ...
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Mount via SSHFS in NFS filesystem

As a student I have access to a cluster of teaching lab computers, at each of the machines all the home folders (including my) are mounted via NFS. I also have a desktop PC. I want to mount my home ...
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Wildcard automounts with systemd

I’m running jessie/sid with systemd 208 and try to convert the following wildcard autofs configuration to either an /etc/fstab or .mount/.automount definition. $ cat /etc/auto.master /home/* ...
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Qemu Backing Files Question

If I'm creating a new.qcow2 qcow2 image based on a backing file (called base.qcow2) and the backing file is located on an nfs share. What happens if someone tries to modify, replace, or delete the ...
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Delete files/ folders with .nfs files

A lot of time when I delete a folder, it says cannot be deleted because of .nfs files Error - Device or resource busy How can I delete a folder ignoring these errors ( is there any flag in rm ...
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root partition getting full with nfs mounted directory

I am having one nfs volume, which is mounted on one of the directory of root partition. My problem is when I checked df -ha it adds up mounted directory file content as well. Following are my ...
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Removing unused init scripts

On my Debian server, I have no network shares (NFS, SMB, ...). I am trying to optimize and simplify my boot process. Is it OK to remove the following init scripts? /etc/rcS.d/S12mountnfs.sh ...
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Is `ln` atomic and reliable on NFS? Could NFS replace GFS in this use case?

I have a cluster with a bunch of servers with a shared disk containing a GFS global file system that all nodes access simultaneously. Each node in the cluster run the same program (a shell script is ...
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Is NFS sharing via a multi-home computer possible?

I have an nfs export on computer A that I need to mount on a computer B in a different network. I have a multihome computer C, that can provide the connectivity between A & B. All computers are ...
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Running NFS server as ver 3

As NFS docu stands it is possible to run NFS serwer ver 4 as ver 3 from the boot. Just it is necessery to add such entries in /etc/defaults/nfs file: NFS_SERVER_VERSMAX=3 NFS_SERVER_VERSMIN=3 I ...
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Is it possible for du to report significantly more disk in use than the mount point has available?

I ran into an interesting situation the other day. I have a 1TB NFS filesystem mounted on /backup. df reported approx 1TB total size, as expected. However, running du -csh . in the /backup/.snapshot ...
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Mounting NFS share from Linux client on Windows domain

I've got a client (Ubuntu 13.10) joined to a Windows domain through PBIS/Likewise, serving Samba shares and allowing domain users to login with domain credentials. Outside of the Windows domain, ...
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How to mount an remote filesystem with specifying a port number

I am trying to mount a director from another server on my server. For that, I have tested sudo mount -t nfs 11.11.11.111:/some_directory /mnt/test/ But the connections gets a timeout because on ...
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different loopback mounted volumes exported through NFS are seen as 1 by the client

I have a rather peculiar problem. I'm running 3.2.0-58-generic #88-Ubuntu (Ubuntu 12.04) and I have mouonted the following loopback devices: cat /proc/mounts | grep loop /dev/loop0 ...
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“NFS <server> not responding still trying” error timestamp

Sometime while my putty session is connected to server, it gets this NFS error. Note the server is Solaris 11 based. NFS server <server> not responding still trying NFS server <server> ...
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NFS Shares (Windows using FreeNFS but connecting on Linux)

I am using a "FreeNFS" on a Windows 8.1 machine and I set up a share I:\Library. I am currently allowing all clients and using ANSI encoding. My Linux box is actually a Raspberry Pi, using Raspbmc. I ...
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Fatal: module nfs not found

I am setting up a new NFS client on a LAN that has a working NFS server (Ubuntu 12.04) running nfs4. The other clients all work as expected. On this new client I'm running ChrUbuntu with kernel 3.4.0 ...
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Why does this executable still execute after I deleted it?

I deleted the executable, so why is it still running? root@raspberrypi:/test# ls -la total 11096 drwxrwxrwx 2 pi pi 4096 Mar 12 18:26 . drwxrwxr-x 11 pi pi 4096 Feb 28 13:50 .. -rwxrw-rw- 1 ...
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NFS partition mounted as read only

(Disclaimer: I've read "NFS sharing is read only" and I think it's not the same problem) I have just setup NFS on my raspberry (Raspbian) and I'm trying to access it from OSX. So far so good, I can ...
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Problem with NFS after changing the IP address to static

I have a NFS server from which I mount the /home directories to the remaining NFS clients in the lab. The NFS server is xxx3 which has all the home directories for the remaining machines. The ...
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Should rpc.statd write anything into wtmp?

On several linux machines (some old custom variant of gentoo) I have huge wtmp files, up to gigabyte in size. After some experiments I know that there is rpc.statd daemon running on all servers and ...
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NFSv4 which “domain” to put in idmapd.conf?

I'm using NFSv4 but suddenly when the NFS Server got rebooted, all the files on the Clients are having nobody ownerships after the Server is booted and started its whatever services again. Then I ...
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NFS Server changes in /etc/exports file need Service Restart?

I have NFSv4 Server (on RHELv6.4) and NFS Clients on (CentOSv6.4). Let's say in /etc/exports: /shares/website1 <ip-client-1>(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,no_root_squash) /shares/website2 ...
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Proxmox Master Node crashes

I've inadvertently discovered a Proxmox bug. I run a personal cluster of 4 nodes (a technology lab for giggles and gags). Each node has a Dell Perc 5i and 4 HDDs in RAID 10. The standard Proxmox ...
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How to determine if NFS mount is mounted as v3 or v4?

Red Hat 5/6 when I do mount it says type nfs, I would like to know how to determine version if it isn't listed in mount options or fstab. Please don't say remount it with the version option, I want ...
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NFS Ownership/Permissions

I'm trying to get NFS working properly on a DD-WRT install using OTRW2. I can see and mount the share from the client. But when I do, the mounted folder changes it's owner to root:root and so my ...
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Wait for move directory to be completed before attempting to delete it

I have a process running on one computer that spawns simulations by writing the simulation data to directory pre/id. Worker processes then copy a simulation from pre to a local disk, which can be on a ...
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NFS Automatic Fail-over or Load-balanced or Clustering?

I've been using NFS (and it is the only one i know well in Network Files) for a few years. But still can not able to find out .. How to make NFS Servers in Clustered Design (or Load-balanced?) Or at ...
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Is there any shared filesystem based on public key authentication?

I normally use NFS, however I am not so comfortable with the security as basically a root user can just change his UID to an arbitrarily one in order to obtain access to a shared folder. Moreover, ...
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How to setup anonymous NFS correctly

I set up an NFS server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 for my linux based DVB-S receiver (Spark 7162) Unfortunately the receiver is only able to connect anonymously. Directories are created but can not be ...
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NFS: failed to create MNT RPC client status = -101

I am trying for network file system (NFS) booting between two systems. I am using dhcp server to assign IP-address for client. And my kernel and root file system are present in server. My client is ...
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Exposing NFS mount via USB

I know enough linux to be dangerous - apologies if my terminology is incorrect. I have an electronic drumkit that has USB into which I can plug a flash drive with MP3s on it. The drumkit has no ...
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Why restrict the number of inodes a user can access?

It appears that it is possible on a network mount to set a quota on how much space a user can consume. # edquota ramesh Disk quotas for user ramesh (uid 500): Filesystem blocks ...
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How do you setup user quotas for disk storage?

The lpic exam shows how to setup user disk quotas in the /etc/fstab. Source http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LPI_Linux_Certification/Managing_Disk_Quota Example /dev/fd0 /home/yann/mnt auto ...
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How do I prevent access to a sub-directory on an NFS share?

I am trying to prevent access to a subdirectory on an NFS share. The directory structure is this: Downloads TV Software Books My /etc/exports file currently has this line: /Downloads ...
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Issues with sharing partitions using NFS

We have 3 servers: Server1, Server2 and Server3, all in the same network. On Server2 I'm sharing a partition, say /part1, to Server 3 using NFS. Here's the /etc/exports on Server2: /part1 Server3(rw) ...
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what yum repo do I need for nfs-utils

I downloaded yum but have 0 repos. What yum repo do I need for nfs-utils so I can do this tutoial: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/set-up-easy-file-sharing-with-nfs-on-linux/#. ...
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Recommendations for replacing a GFS cluster?

I have a couple of CentOS GFS-clusters (GFS as in Global File System) using a shared disk in a Fibre Channel SAN. They are mature now, and the time has come to start planning for their replacement. ...
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How to enable NFS4 protocol

I have found nothing that could help me with enabling NSF4 protocol rpcinfo -u localhost nfs program 100003 version 2 ready and waiting program 100003 version 3 ready and waiting How can I add ...
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NFS File Sync on Mount

I have an ext4 hard drive mounted and working correctly except, if I add a file/folder to the mount on the server side, I can't see the changes on the client side unless I reboot the client. i.e. The ...
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Unable to mount the file system from server to client while booting through network

I want a client which loads a kernel and a file system from the server through network. Until now, on the server side, I changed the settings in /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf to get an ip-address to the ...
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What are the ramifications of running binaries over NFS?

Our small business has about 10 employee workstations and an LDAP/NFS server infrastructure. We need to deploy our proprietary application (a compiled binary) on all of the workstations. But since we ...
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How do I change file/directory permission of a nfs mounted directory, so I access files as user?

On a Ubuntu computer I mounted a directory from another computer using the following line in the fstab: 12.34.56.78:/space/Images /mnt/space/images nfs rsize=16384,wsize=16384,rw,auto,nolock 0 0 ...
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VFS: Cannot open root device “nfs” or unknown-block(0,255)

I am trying to setup a diskless client which will mount over nfs to the server. When I try to boot the client I get the following error message: VFS: Cannot open root device "nfs" or ...
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Permission denied NetApp export share

We have NetApp NFS file server. I have shared /example filesystem on NFS and give two Linux host permission of ROOT level access. Interesting thing is ServerA can mount /example share and has full ...
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Linux: difference between using autofs with NFS and just using fstab

What is the difference between using auto.master and having autofs automount your NFS mountpoints versus just putting the info in fstab? Linux Red-Hat 5/6