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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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 ...