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If I write a file in the NFS-mounted folder of an NFS client, will it appear on the NFS server? Or is it possible to write a file in that folder in the first place?


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Yes it appears on the server - that's where the physical resource is.

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If the NFS share is read and write, yes it's bidirectional. If not, you will get a "read only filesystem". NFS is just like putting a USB drive into the computer, but via internet.

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Thanks a lot! Will try it out ASAP. :) – sfault Nov 18 '12 at 16:05
cough "iSCSI" cough – Soviero Nov 18 '12 at 16:12

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