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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Rsync behavior in a cron script

I have an nfs device that creates checkpoint (backups) everyday. I want to use Rsync to copy these checkpoints to another device (Drobo connected via iSCSI). So I've run the script on a single nfs ...
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How to setup NFS on 13.04 and 12.10

I used my 12.10 as my NFS server. And the 13.04 as the client. After installing NFS to both of my laptops I added this in /etc/exports /export client.ip.add.ress/24(rw,fsid=0,insecure,...
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Placing $HOME directory on nfs server

I have a number of client machines, all running Ubuntu, and recently upgraded to 13.04. I also have a Slackware-based server which includes an nfs service. What I am aiming to do is to have access ...
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How to unmount NFS when server is gone?

I am mounting a NFS-folder from a server to my laptop. Unfortunately, the server goes off sometimes... The problem is, that I cannot unmount the "dead" NFS-folder. On the command-line, I get "device ...
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SSH vs SMB vs NFS for GUI file transfer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on many computers at my school (I am a teacher and the head tech dude). I use Clonezilla to massively clone desktops and laptops. I want to easily share the disk images ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04: can't write to nfs share

I have installed a small home server running 12.04, now trying to configure an NFS share with Webmin version 1.620. I have gradually lowered the security on the share to basically nil, yet any write ...
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Issue Mounting NAS

I am trying to mount a NAS on one of my servers: htadmin@testing:~$ showmount -e 10.0.0.210 Export list for 10.0.0.210: /humanresources /Web /Usb /...
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NFS does not see underlying NTFS

I have an internet sharing server which is connected with a hdd with music I'd like to listen via wifi. I have tried creating a samba or ftp share, but they are so slow (or I just do not know how to ...
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Not starting NFS kernel daemon: no support in current kernel

I tried to follow these instructions for setting up NFS server on 12.04: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpNFSHowTo /etc/default/portmap doesn't exist so I skipped that part. After ...
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Seem /etc/exports can only export one directoy

on the nfsserver (called ubuntu) the /etc/exports contains /media/ext 192.160.1.0/24(rw) /home/file 192.160.1.0/24(rw) On the client machine sudo mount -t nfs ubuntu:/home/file /mnt was executed, ...
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How to disable a specific mount, when using automount over LDAP

I am using Ubuntu 11.04, on which NFS paths are automounted using AutoFS/LDAP. For example, /path1 and /path2 are auto mounted, but I want to disable automount for /path1, because I want to use a ...
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Cannot get correct privileges using Samba on NFS mounted partition

I have read/scanned for Samba/NFS problems and answers on the forum, which were quite interesting, many thanks for those :) Setting up NFS can be quite a pain in the ... but getting a warning before ...
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Empathy Chat: People Nearby text chat OK but file transfer fails. Why? How to troubleshoot? [closed]

Problem: Chat works (sending text and smileys) with the "People Nearby" feature but sending files silently fails. Going to Contact > Send File presents the sender with a file chooser and no error is ...
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Diskless with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to setup a new diskless solution with ubuntu 12.04 without any success. I followed this Diskless Ubuntu HowTo But the initramfs seems not to be able to mount my nfs share. On my server ...
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PXE boot ubuntu 12.04 Customization

Just configured my Ubuntu 12.04 server to play host to a diskless PXE/NFS system. Currently I'm deploying the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Live CD to all my clients (derived from the install CD). My question ...
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How to set up an NFS server on ubuntu?

How do I make my ubuntu install an NFS server. So that it is accessible to another system running XBMC on my network? Output of exportfs -v: root@amith-dualcore:# exportfs -v /media/amith/Amith-...
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Doing an unattended PXE installation from a local NFS volume?

I'm trying to configure unattended Ubuntu Desktop (12.10) installations booting from PXE. I've got it working, but since I had to use the initrd.gz and kernel from the mini iso, it appears only to be ...
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Mounting NFS issues - LVM - ext4

I set my ubuntu desktop up with LVM2. I don't know if that is contributing to the issue or whether I have forgotten something. When I try to mount the external filesystem with this command: sudo ...
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NFS client/server trouble shooting

I have a compute and storage node. The home directory is shared via NFS. I'm having a problem with the IO when logged from the compute node. It runs incredibly slow. For example a "$wget" or "$svn co" ...
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Should media files (HTPC) using NFS mount using fstab/static or autofs?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with XBMC and am streaming media files from my fileserver (mounted using NFS). Right now I have fstab configured to mount my NFS share like this: 192.168.0.99:/tank/media /...
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nfs share in /etc/fstab doesn't mount on startup

I have an nfs share I'm trying to mount automatically at startup in ubuntu / xbmc I have the following in /etc/fstab nas:/mnt/raid /mnt/raid nfs noauto,rw,async On startup the mount doesn't ...
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How to make shares only mount for particular users?

How can I set up shares to conditionally mount depending on which user logged in? I have some shares on a NAS that I put in fstab, and the line in fstab looks like this: 192.168.1.101:/volume1/...
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Download file directly to a remote machine

Is there any possibility to download a file to some remote machine which has ftp, ssh, nfs access. What I mean is that it doesn't have to go through the machine from which the download is issued.
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How to get network drive to work in ubuntu

I have added this line to my /etc/fstab in my ubuntu environment fs-abc-03.abc.mycompany.com:/vol/vol02902/drive /projects/drive nfs intr,nolock 0 0 but after I reboot and I 'cd /projects/drive', ...
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How do I create an overlayfs on NFS on a diskless device?

Looking for example/howto/etc of howto create an overlayfs for my diskless computers. I have multiple diskless computers that have root on nfs configured. I would like to use an overlay for files ...
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NFS4 + idmap, incorrect user name mapping

I tried to follow the ubuntu nfs4 documentation as closely as possible. My client machine is showing incorrect file ownerships. This is my idmapd.conf file on both machines: [General] Verbosity = ...
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Why are mounted iso's not browseable via an NFS share/mount?

Try it out please: download an iso and place it in /data/iso eg: [root@geppetto ~]# ls -al /data/iso total 708620 drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Oct 17 14:40 . drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root 4096 ...
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“request-key: Cannot find command to construct key” when accesing NFS mounted volumes

Since I've upgraded to 12.10 (3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5) the next error appear in auth.log every time an NFS volume is accessed: request-key: Cannot find command to construct key Any clues?
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How to synchronize a whole Ubuntu?

I think that the time is ripe to have my whole Ubuntu synchronized just as my Dropbox folder is. Given that we are always talking about files and directories, what's the difference between my ...
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NFS users getting a laggy GUI expierence

I am setting up a system (ubuntu 12.04) that uses ldap, pam, and autofs to load users and their home folders from a remote server. One of the options for login is sitting down at the machine and ...
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Can't use HG through a mounted directory

I have a repository on my development server whose directory I have mounted using sshfs. I've synced up my uid/guid and seem to be able to execute/edit files as usual on said directory, as if I had ...
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Mount network NTFS drive as NFS

I have a NTFS NAS mounted on my Ubuntu PC (11.10) to /mnt/nas2/ I wish to set this up as an network drive so my Windows PC can access it. I've tried directly mounting the NTFS NAS to my windows PC, ...
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Samba and NFS conflicts?

I'm using NFS server for quite some time now, and never needed a samba share. But now I'll need to connect one Windows PC to a network, and I should use samba share on the same server. I'd like to ...
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How to enable trash for NFS mounts?

The /home/users directory on my host is an NFS mount connected to a server which is not in my control. When deleting files in $HOME (/home/users/foo) with Nautilus I get the following message: ...
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“can't access the server_dir” error when trying to share a directory

I have installed NFS server and Client on separate machines. The problem is when i mount the shared directory on client side using command mount server_addr:server_dir client_dir But it gives ...
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How to share folders using NFS?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=249889 In the above link it is shown that I need to do sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server nfs-common portmap However a software called portmap doesnot ...
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How do I ensure an NFS share stays mounted?

I have a machine that mounts another machine's NFS share. However the client machine boots up faster than the server, so it gets an error when trying to mount the NFS share from the server. I had a ...
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How to mount a ZFS share over NFS

I am trying to mount a ZFS drive to a Ubuntu 12.04 server installation. The drive is shared via NFS. I have installed ZFS for Linux but I still get a: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock error. ...
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NFS won't mount on boot

I am having trouble getting my nfs to mount on boot. I am running Lubuntu 12.04 and mounting from a NAS (Synology-if it matters). I should add that am very new to using Lubuntu or any Linux ...
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Configure mounting timeout at boot

On remotely rebooting a 12.04 machine I found it hanging at the "unable to mount soandso: Skip, Manual Abort? " (That's pretty much how I remember the message) The machine was basically stopped there ...
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Permissions for mounted NFS share?

I have two linux boxes, one is Ubuntu 11.10 that I have an nfs share set up with, and the other is Ubuntu 12.04 that I have mounted the nfs share at. /etc/exports on the 11.10 box looks like: /...
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PlexMediaServer Not running

I had PlexMediaServer (PMS from here on) installed on my Ubuntu Machine, recently i switched from sshfs to NFS for my network shares, PMS managed to stream perfectly from my network shares when i ...
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NFS /exports/media won't automount during boot

I'm using Webmin 1.580 with Ubuntu 12.04 and created an NFS export (export/media) which works perfectly fine after manually enabling the export, but when I reboot the system it tells me that it is ...
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Cannot update NFS, the update manager shows packages but won't let me select them

I cannot update NFS. Ever since I upgraded from 10.04 LTS the update manager shows two NFS packages but it won't let me click them. What should I do? I tried: sudo apt-get -oDebug::...
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Mount NFS share as a shortcut

I recently purchased a Netgear ReadyNas and have a question about mounting an NFS volume. Firstly I know how to mount the share in fstab. There is a lot of information around that describes how to do ...
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How to set an NFS network?

I want to merge information found here and there in order to record in one answer all steps to set my NFS network between my two Ubuntu PCs This is useful time to time, for example when switching to ...
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Mounting NFS synchronously on boot

I've added the following line to my /etc/fstab: server:/srv/homes /home nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr,hard,auto 0 0 As you can see, /home needs to be mounted during the boot or users won'...
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EC2 Kernel without rpcsec_gss_krb5 mod

I'm looking into setting up NFSv4 with kerberos (via this). I believe I have everything working except I'm running kernel 3.0.0-16-virtual which doesn't seem to include rpcsec_gss_krb5. Which causes ...
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NFS mount of /var/www to OS X

I have spent 2 hours trying to create an NFS mount from my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server to my OS X desktop system. Objective: three way file compare between the code base on the Mac, the development ...
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apt-get doesnt download files from NFS location

I have switched to unix from last 3 months and trying to understand install process and in particular apt-get. I am able to successfully install and download the packages when I configure my ...