Network file system protocol 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 Share - trying to mount my Synology 1511+ NAS

I am running ubuntu 10.10 64 bit on my mac mini. After installing nfs-common, and attempting to mount using mount -t nfs4 -o proto=tcp,port=2049 192.168.1.139:/volume1/magneto/ ./test I keep getting ...
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Use Upstart to umount NFS at shutdown/restart?

I want to umount NFS drive at shutdown/restart. I connect to it with my laptop, and due to known bug, the system shuts down for ten minutes, instead for 20 seconds, when the NFS is mounted. I used to ...
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Cannot mount nfs4 share: no such file or directory

I am trying to get a basic nfs4 working between two machines (let's call them server and client). I have followed this manual by letter to no avail. Here's what I'm getting: root@server#: tail -n 2 ...
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Why Gnome/Ubuntu use SAMBA as default sharing service?

and not NFS? click on a folder and select proprieties, tab "share".
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How to create a shared folder using command line on a server

After following the tutorial here I ran into a problem. Here is what I did. On my server I installed nfs-kernel-server and edited the /etc/exports file to include the folder I want to share: ...
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Connect to NFS on availability

What would be a good way to automatically mount an NFS when it gets/is available? I have the following: Media server at home, running Ubuntu, 10.10 with GUI *) Laptop often at home, often on the ...
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How can I get an nfs mount in fstab to use the bg option to mount a server when it eventually comes up

I've got an NFS server and several NFS clients, if I reboot the server, then when the client comes up (if the server is unavailable), I can get it to either skip the NFS mount or prompt me to ask how ...
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Merge home directory after fresh installation with existing (Gentoo) home

I reinstalled my desktop machine with Ubuntu 10.10., coming from Gentoo where I used XFCE. My home is usually NFS-mounted from a server. During the install I let the installer set up my user, but of ...
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Using the fsc mount option with nfsroot kernel parameter to allow FS-cache

I'm PXE-booting a Ubuntu 10.10 system, where I specify the kernel parameters as follows: append root=/dev/nfs initrd=ubuntu-boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic nfsroot=11.22.33.44:/data/nfsroot,fsc ...
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Mini.iso Install on to Diskless Machine with NFS Mounted Volume

Is it possible to install Ubuntu directly to an NFS volume? I'd like to boot a diskless machine with a mini.iso image and run the installer. The only problem is I can't find a way to mount the NFS ...
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How do I share NFS mounts over zeroconf?

I would like to advertise my NFS shares via Avahi so that I can just browse from multiple machines without having to set it all up, especially when guests come over and I want something automagic. I ...
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Automounter — browsing with Nautilus

I have a NAS box that I automount several shares on my laptop. The shares are mounted to /mnt/nas/music, /mnt/nas/photos, etc. When I browse /mnt/nas in Nautilus, no directories show up unless I go ...
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How to setup Automount/Autofs

I've followed the ubuntu help docs for setting up NFSv4 on a server running Ubuntu 10.4LTS and now I'm trying to get Autofs (on ubuntu 10.10) to mount the exports, following these instructions. So ...
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Delete empty “lost+found” folder automatically if it's empty

Every certain amount of time, Ubuntu checks my filesystems and it creates several empty "lost+found" folders. Can I disable this feature? Is there any way that Ubuntu deletes automatically these ...
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NFS mounted directory owner problem

I am able to mount an NFS directory as a regular user (which doesn't have sudo rights) because a suitable entry (i.e. with the user option) is defined in /etc/fstab file. But, when I mount it, I am ...
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How to Mount NFS Root in Maverick

After upgrading to 10.10 Maverick, my NFS root is not mounted correctly during boot. What is the correct method? 10.04 and earlier I had my /etc/fstab setup to use /dev/nfs as my root device, but it ...
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What happens to LDAP user authentication and NFS home directory shares when away from the network?

At present I have several machines on the home network which are a mixture of static desktops and laptops. Its getting unmanageable for me and impractical for all of them to have local home ...
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Which to use NFS or Samba?

I am setting up a box to be a file server at the house. It will mainly be used to share music, pictures, movies with other linux boxes on the network, and one OS X machine. From what I have read NFS ...
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Mounted NFS shares interrupting shutdown?

I use NFS to share media to all my files on my network. However in 10.10 when the share is mounted my machines cannot shutdown, they seem to sit there. When I don't mount the NFS shares the machines ...
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Exporting encrypted folders for NFS

Have used NFS for quite a while on 9.10 and 10.04 to access folders on PCs on the LAN. I recently chose the 'Encrypt home partition' option when installing Ubuntu 10.04 on a new PC. Now when I ...
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Ubuntu and Windows Server 2008 NFS

Background I am trying to configure NFS on my Windows Server 2008 with UNIX Extensions to be able to connect to Ubuntu. However in 2008 you need AD to activate User Profile Mappings. Windows can ...
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How can I setup an NFS share using a GUI?

Is there a GUI for selecting which folders are shared via NFS?
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How can I cache NFS shares on a local disk?

I use NFS to share media to computers around my house. Unfortunately one of the machines is on a slow wireless link, is there a way to cache network shares on the local disk for performance?
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Going from a shared NFS /home to a full LDAP solution

I recently deployed about a dozen Ubuntu (Karmic) desktops in a small office. Everything was going great, but storage became an issue. I then moved /home to an NFS mount which solved the immediate ...