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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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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What are some good ways to identify nfs clients that cause high load on nfs server

Sometimes my nfs4 server is under high load. Is there any good tools identify which client causes it. running iotop and nfsstat on nfs server shows only general load information which does not help to ...
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Is this a Linux NFS client bufferbloat?

On a NFS mount (standard options on RedHat 5.6 with ancient 2.6.18 kernel), it seems to me that big and multiple write operations delay smaller read operations. For example, doing a simple ls in a ...
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Unable to launch MSI installers off NFS share

I have a Linux server where I've configured a read only NFS share. The client I'm currently working on is a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that has the NFS features installed. I'm able to open and ...
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nfs problems: shares appear to be the wrong size. files created on share not visible on server

I have set up shares on an NFS server. I can mount the shares with no error. The share sizes reported by "df" are much smaller than the share size on the server eg. server reports 1 TB but the share ...
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How to achieve multiple NFS/TCP connections to the same server?

I'm trying to maximize the NFS/TCP bandwidth between a Linux client and a single NFS server over a 10Gbps link. Although each NFS mount has its own device (major/minor), everything comes down to a ...
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nfs nlockmgr timed out

thanks for reading me and helping me ! I got a NFS problem. It's not a permanent problem it comes and goes. Sometimes (very often), the clients using the mounted partitions are frozen when they're ...
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Why does the “nocto” NFS mount option in Linux not prevent flush-on-close?

I've been learning about the close-to-open policy of NFS, which causes each file to be flushed to the server as it's closed, to ensure consistency across clients. (See ...
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Intermittent NFS lockups on Isilon cluster

We have an Isilon cluster with 8 IQ 12000x nodes which exports storage via several NFS shares for a handful of Linux and Solaris clients. There is a Linux system that has one of these NFS filesystems ...
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Weird permission issue with POSIX ACLs, NFS v3 on Linux

I have two Linux systems, both running Debian Squeeze. Versions of (I think) the stuff involved are: kernel: 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 ii nfs-kernel-server 1:1.2.2-4squeeze2 ...
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using chained automount to mount home directory

I have set up two directories mounted with automount (via LDAP): in the /home directory automount is configured to mount * -fstype=bind :/network/srv/home/& in the /network directory one ...
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how to tune NFS client on MacOS to get Linux like performance?

I have a NFS server running Linux and exporting a couple of shares. Both Linux and MacOS clients connect to the server, and while with the Linux clients I get ~ 75MB/s write speed, the MacOS clients ...
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Loading of Home taking too long

We have a shared storage from NetApp mounted onto about 80 systems (all running Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit). These days there is some problem with the loading of user homes onto the lab machines ...
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Weird nfs performance: 1 thread better than 8, 8 better than 2!

I'm trying to determine the cause of poor nfs performance between two Xen Virtual Machines (client & server) running on the same host. Specifically, the speed at which I can sequentially read a ...
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Is it possible to have a unique .bash_history file per host?

My home directory is mounted on an NFS mount. The commands I use on one machine are usually quite different to those on another. Is it possible to have easy host write to it's own history file?
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sh scripting: how to mount a remote filesystem if it is not mounted?

In a bourne shell script (#!/bin/sh) how can check to see if a remote NFS share is mounted and, if it is not, mount it? I've got an ugly set of cat, greps and ifs using the output of 'mount' at the ...
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When using NFS, how do I make user A on the server appear as user B on the client?

I have a couple of servers on which the UIDs and GIDs are different for the same user names and group names. When I NFS mount a directory ostensibly owned by the same user from one server to another, ...
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Fastest way to share a Solaris (ZFS) file system with two windows servers?

I am setting up a 16TB Storage server (which will eventually double in capacity) to store media. This server needs to be read from by two windows server 2008 clients which host our companies ...
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How can I build a file server that we can incrementally grow, in Linux?

I work in an scientific lab with a limited budget and ever-growing need for storage. A year ago we needed ~2-3 TB storage, today we need 13+ TB which fills our current server (linux, raid 6 with 9 ...
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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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How can I improve NFS performance on a gigabit LAN?

I have a Solaris 10 server with a Mac OS X clients on a gigabit LAN. The Solaris server exports a RAID-Z backed NFS share and all the clients connect to it. However, transferring files is slower ...
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ESX or ESXi as FCoE or ISCSI or NFS target?

Is is possible to set up ESXi or more expensive ESX server as a storage target (FCoE, ISCSI or NFS, in that order) for other ESX servers? If so, how?
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Mount two nfs's shares from different storage over the same directory on linux

I have a set of 4 Linux web servers on cluster all of them have the same mount point: /folder This /folder is a NFS mount share over a NAS but is full and no more luns/disk are available to expand ...
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ZFS on Linux for RHEL/OEL NFS Sharing

I'm trying ZFS on Linux for Oracle Linux (OLE) 6.1 (Red Hat RHEL 6.1 compatible clone). I successfully compiled and installed spl and zfs on it for Oracle Unbreakable Kernel. Zfs is working and I ...
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How dangerous is NFS async when RAID BBU and UPS are present?

I have an NFSv3 server and around 15 clients. I am looking for pros and cons enabling async on the server side. I have read about it, but it is still a bit unclear to me. I know it can lead to data ...
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hardware for bulding unified storage solution using nexentastor

looking to build a box for holding 5 to 8 TB of storage using nexentastor OS. without using commercial solutions like netapp. my current list is: Intel Xeon 8GB of RAM RAID controller with 256MB ...
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What are the pros and cons of OCFS2 and GFS2 filesystems versus NFS?

We need to set up a SAN accessible from a bunch of computers, both virtualized and real. We have an iSCSI SAN and I need to ponder some of the options. What are the differences between GFS2 and ...
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Will locally mounting root filesystems of all remote servers being managed eliminate need to share dotfiles?

I've got about 10 remote servers being managed, through SSH, and I typically just SSH into each of them for remote management tasks. This requires me to have duplicated many of my dotfiles (like ...
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How should I install NFS on a linux system?

I have two systems and I need to setup a folder on one of them that is completely read/write-able by the other. Questions: 1) How do I setup NFS on the server(s)? It is not installed as an available ...
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NFS access from multiple networks

On my NFS server (Ubuntu) I have in /etc/exports the following: /share 192.168.89.1/24(rw,no_root_squash,async) However, I have a new machine which is not in 192.168.89.* IP range, it's in ...
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NFS server under Linux over multiple disks

I am running Debian, and need to setup an NFS server. My server has five identical 2TB disks. I will need to setup folder quotas. I am planning to use software raid by putting 3 of the five disks into ...
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Can I change the name of an NFS export

I am exporting my /opt/target directory via NFS but I would like the nfs clients to be able to mount it as /target. i.e. I would like showmount -e to show /target not /opt/target. Can that be done?
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Linux read disk cache and NFS

I am interested in the impact of the read disk cache on accessing a file through NFS. Lets say I have a file on NFS. I access it (do "cat myfile") from a linux host "A". If there's enough RAM a file ...
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Is NFS bidirectional?

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? Thanks!
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How can I remount an NFS volume on Red Hat Linux?

I changed the user id of a user on an NFS client that mounts a volume from another server. My goal is to get the 2 users to have the same id, so that both servers can read and write to the volume. I ...
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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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CentOS 6: Can not start NFS

I am unable to start the NFS service. When starting there is no error. But the services are stopt after it. No messages at all in /var/log/messages. Same happens to rpcbind serivce. Any idea what this ...
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Solaris NFS which client is all that traffic comming from?

On Solaris / OpendIndiana NFS server, is the a way to get per-client stats?
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sysctl.conf not running on boot

At what point is sysctl.conf supposed to be read during boot, and why might it not be running? I have the following settings which are not being applied when I reboot: ...
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nfs file access statistics

For a Linux NFSv3 server, is there any way to see statistics on actual file access? In other words, I would like to see a timestamped log of every file read or written. Motivation: I have several ...
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Disallow root to su on a user which is not listed in /etc/passwd

On Linux we authenticate users against AD. The AD users are not listed on /etc/passwd. We are about to deploy a NFS solution to mount some extra space for each group of users. If a user(A) with sudo ...
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Why are Solaris logins slow when remote storage server NFS mounted?

We've got a curious problem with one of our Solaris (10, U8) servers. If we have our extra storage array mounted via NFS, the Solaris user logins are exceptionally slow. Unmount the storage device ...
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NFS write performance

We have three VMware ESXi 4 hosts serving VM's from an OpenFiler NFS share. Every host has a direct gigabit connection to the NAS. Although read performance has been great, writing files inside the VM ...
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Apache throwing 403 on serving images from an NFS share

I'm repeatedly getting 403 Permission Denied errors on trying to serve images from apache running on Machine A. The images are in a directory which is an NFS share from Machine B. The entry on ...
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Testing failover scenarios on nfs

I'd like to know what happens to connections when nfs is failed over to another server (drbd). If I have a file open in vim, it will lock up I think only sometimes come back.. after a long while? ...
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How to know when to properly use iSCSI, NFS or SMB?

I have a File Server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It has four 6TB Western Digital RED drives. I want to host my Hyper-V Machines, WSUS (Windows Server Update Service) content and WDS/MDT deploy ISO ...
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Since Upgrading NFS and Ubuntu to 14.04, All NFS Mounts Are Failing

Since upgrading my Ubuntu Machine, all my NFS mounts are hanging. I checked the syslog, and I'm seeing this now: Sep 29 04:29:10 ip-10-10-10-10 kernel: [ 9589.594814] RPC: AUTH_GSS upcall failed. ...