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I have two unix CentOS servers in the same farm. One of them has an usb HD connected. I would like to access the same usb HD from the second server (I want to be able to write directly to that HD). Can someone guide me through the steps I need to perform that operation?

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closed as off topic by Chopper3, Chris S Apr 21 '13 at 11:56

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No, this is fairly basic to achieve and this site is for professional sysadmins. It's not a support site for people who can't be bothered doing even the most basic of self research. Please have a look at our faq. –  Chopper3 Apr 21 '13 at 9:33
    
Is this more suited for the main SO? I actually did more than a basic research, but found out I'm missing some experience a professional sysadmin has, and should ask for guidance, thought this was the right place. –  Noam Apr 21 '13 at 9:37
    
No, SO is for programmers - Please read their FAQ too. Same for an Stack Exchange site. Then you'll know what we're here for and more specifically what we're not. We're here for Professional SysAdmins, not as a single point for people to nag them. As for research did you do anything as complex as Googling "setup nfs"? –  Chopper3 Apr 21 '13 at 9:39
    
I actually read through a couple of the links google pointed out to and had a hard time making sure the two servers can connect, and understand if the fact that it's a usb drive should make this different. Thanks for your time, I will look for a community that includes professional sysadmins that are willing to help programmers with issues they think are staggeringly basic. –  Noam Apr 21 '13 at 9:49
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@Noam: It won't make a difference that it is a USB device. Just mount it and share it through NFS as any other local directory. –  Steffen Heil Apr 21 '13 at 11:29

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  1. mount the drive locally
  2. export the drive via nfs
  3. on the second server mount the drive over nfs and/or add it to fstab

each of these steps is in man or easily googleable

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