Network File System (NFS) is a network file system protocol originally developed by Sun Micro systems in 1984, allowing a user on a client computer to access files over a network in a manner similar to how local storage is accessed. NFS, like many other protocols, builds on the Open Network ...

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ESXi 6.0 has stopped mounting NFS Shares

After a reboot of a ESXi 6.0 server it will no longer mount several NFS shares being hosted on a Windows Server 2012 R2 box. Previously these shares were working fine, but now any NFS mount is met ...
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Why do some host volumes in Docker containers give the error “too many levels of symbolic links”?

I'm running docker with a host directory mounted: $ docker run -v /usr/groups/thing -ti imagename /bin/bash Files in /usr/groups/thing/foo are accessible: # ls /usr/groups/thing/foo a b c But ...
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automount - autofs mount issue on CentOS 6.5

Server CentOS 6.5 and Selinux is permissive My NFS server share in /etc/exports /home/unixmen/ 10.0.0.0/24 (rw,sync,no_root_squash) Client running on another CentOS 6.5 host , is able to mount ...
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NFS client keytab: multiple machines

How should one go about setting up client-side keytab files for each client machine to access network services? My working example is NFSv4, which requires each client to have a Kerberos keytab ...
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multiple mounts of same NFS share on one client?

I'm moving webspace content to NFSv3 shares. Because of suexec restrictions I have different paths to different subsets of the content on the client. I wonder if I can still have all of the content in ...
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build user chroot on first login

I'm using ldap for remote user authentication and I basically need to either figure out how to: a. chroot a user on machine b from machine a via nfs,(which doesn't seem possible without mounting ...
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ZFS, NFS and user based quotas

I am using a ZFS storage (FreeNAS 9.1) with NFSv3. The NFS is mounted on Debian machine, where the linux users are created (they don`t exists on FreeNAS). How do I enable standard linux user based ...
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Does NFSv3 respect ZFS ACL's?

NFSv3 of course doesn't support ZFS ACL's, but what will happen if I have the following setup?: +-----------------------------------------+ +-------------+ | FreeBSD ZFS serv1 ...
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How do I rearange a file tree and then export it over NFS?

I've got a backup server that stores incremental backups in a tree like this: /backups hourly.0 server 1 server 2 hourly.1 server 1 server 2 hourly.2 ...
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Can I put /etc/passwd, /etc/group and /etc/shadow on an NFS share?

OK, this may be a dumb question but I'm wondering if I can export /etc/passwd, /etc/group and /etc/shadow from an NFS server and mount those files over the local ones on the client machine. The goal ...
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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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Central “/home” using SSHFS?

The standard way to setup a central "/home" directory on a Linux workstation is using NFS. The problem is that I don't like the lack of real security in NFS. So instead I want to try to use SSHFS. ...
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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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Good NFS multipath solution

I have a couple of servers serving exactly the same content through NFS to several webfarms, all the servers involved are running CentOS 5 The content between both NFS servers is replicated using ...
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Are there any good intranet search engines?

I'm searching for a intranet search engine which is capable of spider our intranet websites and network shares like SMB, NFS and optionaly AFP. Ever better for us would be a search engine which is ...
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System to keep folder synchronized with remote server

We have a Linux server with a couple of NFS shares on our local network, and we want to be able to access the data on those shares from some remote machines outside of the LAN. What we are planning on ...
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Portmap and NFS4

Is the portmap service required on a ubuntu machine - when i'm using NFS4 mount only - when i'm exporting files using NFS4?
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Stale NFS handle

I have several xen guest OSs that get their root file system from NFS. I changed /etc/network/interfaces on some of them (on the nfs server) and then rebooted them. Now I get lots of 'Stale NFS ...
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NFS v4 ACL inheritance problems - “i” flag set but not wanted

What I am trying to is add an NFS v4 ACL that allows a directories, child and grandchild, great grandchild etc directories and files to inherit a delete ('D') flag under linux. The underlying file ...
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Poor NFS Performance Using Multiple Disks

I have a server system running Ubuntu 12.10 with 12 disks attached. I am sharing all of these disks on my 10 gigabit network using NFSv4. However, I am getting generally poor performance over NFS ...
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Creating two nfs shares from same server, but when mounted, both point to same directory

I've got a group of server that need two nfs shares, a few servers need access to one of the shares and all of the servers need access to another. The NFS server is ubuntu 12.04 and the others are ...
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Can not mount NFS from server on local network

I set up my NFS server without doing any bigger changes in configuration files. After that I added these entries to /etc/exports(both paths are valid) on server(192.168.1.11): /export ...
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Using NFS for scalable PHP/MySQL web application

Here's the situation: I have a PHP/MySQL web application that accepts user uploads (pdf files). From these pdf files' pages a preview image is made on the fly and presented to the web app's users. ...
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Delaying NIS & NFS startup till after network interface is fully ready on Fedora 17

I've recently set up a fedora 17 server for our network, and I've been having trouble getting the NIS service to work on startup. Here's some logs from the system: Aug 21 12:57:12 cairnwell ...
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Mixing NFSv4 all_squash and sshfs access

I have a problem with my server. In my internal network I hand out several network shares using NFSv4 from a Debian Squeeze server to my clients. These shares use the all_squash option because I want ...
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In search of a network file system with extended caching to speed up file access

I'm running a small home server that stores my documents. The disks in this server are in a RAID 1 configuration (using Linux md) and it's also periodically being backed up to an external hard drive ...
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vmware vmdk disk problem

I have a VMware ESXi 4 server and 2 storage servers (mounted via nfs). Between the storage servers (Fedora 14) is a drbd cluster (dual primary) and ocfs2 filesystem; also every server has a local ...
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When specifying an NFS mountpoint in /etc/fstab, What is the “addr” option for?

When specifying an NFS mountpoint in /etc/fstab, what's the purpose of the addr option? For example: 192.168.1.5:/home /home nfs rw,addr=192.168.1.5 0 0
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Pros/Cons of filesharing protocols for a Mac environment

In our school division, we have a OS X Server sharing files to up to 120 Mac clients [for things like home folders and group sharepoints]. The AFP protocol is the easiest to set up and use, but that ...
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Can idle NFS mounts on several clients impact performance

We had a NFS server at work which was working with slight lag. However as more mount points were getting created at several clients(serviced by the same server) we noticed the performance coming to a ...
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How to force use of tcp instead of udp for rpcbind?

I'm trying to use tcp/111 for rpcbind under Debian Wheezy instead of udp/111. The portmap in Squeeze uses tcp/111 without any special configuration, but Wheezy fails. Even numerous sites (as well as ...
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Unable to read from/write to an NFS share from Win XP client

We have an NFS share on a Debian Linux host which is mounted on a Win XP host using SFU. We can create folders on a share or delete files from it but it's not possible to perform file write or read ...
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What does this RPC error message mean?

I have OS RHNL release 6.2 and use the NFS service (nfs-utils-1.2.3) to connect to NFS server, And found a lot of messages in a file /var/log/messages: Apr 1 11:08:35 XXX rpc.idmapd[3010]: ...
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How to change 'Advertised pause frame use' and autonegotiation setting on gigabit NIC

I'm investigating some poor nfs performance on a new server, as compared to an old server. Both the old and the new server are nfs clients, and they connect to the same exact NetApp nfs server. My ...
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Drupal on an NFS share has terrible performance

We have a setup where a Drupal 7 site with the following setup - a VMware ESXi 4.1 host server running a web vm and an NFS VM. The web VM is using Apache and mod_php. The site is still in development ...
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XenServer and ZFS via NFS

I'm trying to connect a NFS share to XenCenter. The NFS server is a ZFSGuru distro (uses FreeBSD). The zfs volume was exported like this: /sbin/zfs set sharenfs="on" temppool/share According to ...
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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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How do I disable NFSv3/v2 connections to a FreeBSD NFSv4 server?

I am using a Kubuntu 11.10 client with a FreeBSD 9.0 server. The server has the following lines in /etc/rc.conf nfs_server_enable="YES" nfsv4_server_enable="YES" nfsuserd_enable="YES" and the ...
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How do I speed up and cache mmap file access over NFS on Linux?

The server and client are both 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. The application in question is a custom app that uses mmap() for fast random file access. Its ideal state is when the entire file is cached in ...
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Poor NFS performance when sequentially reading large files

I have an NFS3 server with multiple clients. Each client is sequentially reading a different large file, and performance is very poor. Here is what I am observing in iostat on the server for the disk ...
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cross-syncing home directories with disconnected operation (Linux/Ubuntu)

Here is the scenario I am trying to make work. I have three machines, J, T and R that need to eventually get the same data (slight temporary differences are fine). J and T are desktops that are ...
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nfs4 id->user client-side not working

The situation is an nfs4 server and client using rpc.idmapd to map ids. The id mapping is working on the client for existing files served up from the server. On the server: [root@server ~]# id user1 ...
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Understanding NFS4 exports and pseudofilesystem

I think I understand the way pre-NFS4 exports work, specifically the namespace of the exported point. (ie. export /mnt/blah on server, use mount server:/mnt/blah /my/mnt/point on client) However, ...
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Stale NFS fila handle error with log4j

We have a few instances of a java program running independently but writing to the same log file. Infrequently we got Stale NFS file handle error when log file was being rotated and written by ...
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Tracing NFS activity

I've got a system of 55 workstations that share two NFS mount points on a central server. Recently over the past few days, I've noticed an increasing number of "GETATTR" requests filtering in from ...
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Can I get a clear summary of the new features of pNFS?

So I'm somewhat familiar with NFS and ilk, and I realize that NFS 4 is adding a host of new features, when I stumble onto pNFS. It appears to be "parallel" NFS storage, but the diagrams and ...
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Best practices for migrating to new SAN

My collaborator is splitting from his institute and wants help moving his application and data off the institute's network. And of course things are moving quickly. He has 12 TB of image data on a ...
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NetApp NFS Exports with all_squash

We've got a NetApp filer (v8.1.4) with a UNIX-style qtree sharing a volume to a number of different machines (web content for a cluster of front-end and application servers) over NFS. We're trying to ...
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How can I test whether fcntl() locks work with my NFS setup?

From the SQLite FAQ: Can multiple applications or multiple instances of the same application access a single database file at the same time? … SQLite uses reader/writer locks to ...
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NFSv3 client differences in read/write performance

I'm taking care of a few servers that make relatively heavy use of a NFS filer. At crunch time a single server sends about 2k reads + 2k writes per sec to the filer. According to nfsiostat at these ...