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mount using nfs4 giving no such device error

I am trying to mount a folder workspace from server to the client over NFS. For this I bind the folder to an /export by adding the following in my /etc/fstab on server: /home /export none bind ...
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What network based file system for linux allows for read only access,remote access and allows for mounting at any time?

I'm brainstorming at the moment, but basically this is what I need: A remotely accessible and mountable file system for Linux That requires no password or key to access. Is read only Allows multiple ...
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Can't rsync files to NFS mount where file has special characters

I am trying to backup a few directories (Millions of files) and a handful (A thousand or so) have special characters. For example, the source file is '78192-File Name ? Name File.pdf' And rsync ...
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Distributed filesystem for storing temporary files

We have a cluster of web servers that currently stores temporary files (that have been uploaded by users) on a central shared filesystem. The limitation being that anytime the server containing the ...
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inconsistency between du -sh and df -h

I know this is a common occurrence when the result of du -sh is smaller than that returned by the file system with df -h. (Because some files are still open in processes etc..) But in my case I have ...
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How do I speed up “ls -l” on a network file system (NFS)?

I have a NFS volume mounted in the following way: theHostname.com:/path/on/theHostname on /local/path type nfs (rw,nosuid,addr=10.0.0.54) The /local/path directory has 30_000 files. When I do a ls ...
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A same file displays different time stamp and permissions between local file system and NFS

I created a nfs share entry mzhu@zeus:/share$ cat /etc/exports /share *(rw,async,insecure) From the local file system, execute 'ls -al' in /share. The output is mzhu@zeus:/share$ ls -al total 20 ...
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Can't mount nfs volume - time out

I have an NFSv3 export from a Linux fileserver which used to mount fine. The fileserver had to go down for hardware maintenance. After bringing the server back up, the Linux client can no longer mount ...
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properly setting up shared images nfs mount for apache

I am trying to figure out the best way to set up an NFS server so that my Apache servers which have a shared images mount can create images there. Here is the current configuration on the nfs server ...
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Mounting a file system over the internet

I built a web application that runs on a virtual server for one of my customers. It includes the facility for them to upload files, but they now want to store those files on a server in their office. ...
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What makes Lustre faster and more scalable than NFS?

I have read in various places (e.g. here and here) that NFS' I/O performance does not scale, while Lustre's does, and that Lustre can deliver better I/O rates in general. There seem to be various ...
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How do remote filesystems (nfs ssfhs) handle remote-to-remote copies?

After working with a few large files over sshfs, one question started dwelling in my mind. Suppose I have a sshfs (or NFS for that matter) mount on ~/remodetir and I want to do something like cp ...
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Making NFS behave like a block device

We're currently working on a virtualization setup, and because of features like being able to grow volumes on our filers rather than having to go through the process resizing block devices etc. we'd ...
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What is launching all of these rpc.statd processes?

On of our servers -- running CentOS 6 x86_64 -- we're seeing a lot unusual activity with rpc.statd. We have rpc.statd configured to run on a static port via /etc/sysconfig/nfs: MOUNTD_PORT=892 ...
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Recommended networked file system for web servers?

If I have two web servers, what would the best way to keep their files in sync? Unfortunately the sites themselves cannot be altered significantly. Most of them are Wordpress based, but there are ...
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Is NFS caching suitable for caching large files (200kb to 50mb?)

I have a 1TB disk on one server that 4 other servers frequently access via NFS to distribute the files over HTTP. I'm seeing a high load on the central server and want to cache these files on the ...
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How to share USB drive via NFS on FreeBSD

I'm trying to share USB hard drive with msdosfs connected like this: mount_msdosfs -o large /dev/da1s1 /mnt/usb I can see mounted drive: /dev/da1s1 on /mnt/usb (msdosfs, local) but when I'm ...
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Connecting to Redundant NFS Servers (Load Balancers or Round-Robin DNS?)

In a typical NFS setup with redundant servers (multiple boxes), do people use a load balancer or round-robin DNS to achieve a single connection vector for clients? Is there a better way to do this ...
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NFS Connection Configuration Between Multiple Clients/Servers

I have several client computers (PCs) that need to connect to DRBD-replicated NFS servers. With NFS, I know you need to have the connection configured on both machines (e.g. client -> server and ...
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High Availability NFS Server (Heartbeat/DRBD) long hang on clients when takeover occurs

We have a High Availability NFS environment using DRBD, heartbeat and nfs exposed to clients (Simular to the following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HighlyAvailableNFS ). This seems to be a ...
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Who sets NFS modification time - client or server?

I was curious about what exactly time is going to NFS file metadata when client writes a file. My assumption is that client time is recorded and not NFS server's time. But I wasn't able to find out ...
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redundant nfs share

We are storing files on a network share, our application is mountig this drive using nfs. Now we have the requirement to have this drive redundant. We can add a second server and then synchronize ...
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How can Linux mount an NFS directory, and the filesystems mounted inside it?

I have an NFS server with a directory which contains a dozen other local filesystems. I'd like to mount the top-level directory on the server, and have the Linux client automatically mount the right ...
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NFS - Detecting remotely created files programmatically?

I'm trying to monitor an NFS share and detect the creation of a file by a process running on a remote system. The problem is that the detection isn't working after the file has been created, my script ...
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NFS share: no space left on device

My setup consists of a server, running Ubuntu 10.10, and a device, running a customized Linux. The device gets its kernel and mounts its root filesystem from the server using TFTP and NFS, ...
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Avoid write on a mounted loopback device to be propagated

I have a device that mounts its root file system using NFS. On my NFS server I have a file representing the device's file system, namely target.ext2, which I mount on the appropriate /export ...
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.nfsXXXX files appearing, what are those?

We have an application running (on RHEL5), streaming data onto an NFS share. Recently we saw a lot of .nfsXXXX... (xxx being a hexadecimal number) appearing in its working directory, where the ...
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distributed resilient storage system using existing linux spare disk space

tall order this request but I am hopeful... I have a bunch of servers (exactly 20) that each have about 2-7TB of free space, and that space is not in any danger of being used up soon. I was wondering ...
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Linux kernel multiple file system drivers and performance

I am not sure how Linux kernel handles multiple file system drivers and if an inode lookup for each given mounting point in file system interferes with other mounting points, or is there something ...
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choosing filesystem for unified storage

which file system can serve storage to Windows and VMware ESX clients? planning a storage server box ~ 10TB using NexentaStor or FreeNAS. this has to serve Primarily Windows 2003, 2008 servers and ...
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Is it possible to view the contents of an underlying NFS mount without unmounting the NFS content?

I have a shared directory on a server - let's call it /home/shared - which is mounted with content from another server via nfs. When it is unmounted /home/shared is supposed to be empty - however, ...
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NFS - Files on client are not appearing on server

Heres my set up: One NFS Server machine, two NFS client machines. The client machines write files to the NFS mount, but occasionally, the files don't appear on the NFS Server machine or other client ...
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NFS - Files on client are not appearing on server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: NFS - Files on client are not appearing on server Here my set up: One NFS Server machine, two NFS client machines. The client machines write files to the NFS mount, but ...
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Storing files encrypted and sharing them over NFS or other

I have a tricky question for you, well at least seems tricky to me. Here is the setup. I have a linux file server and another linux server. I am looking to use the disk space from the filer server ...