Mounting an NFS Share
To mount an NFS share, start by installing the
Before mounting an NFS share, enable
netmount services. If the server supports
statd service isn't necessary.
To mount an NFS share:
# mount -t <mount_type> <host>:/path/to/sourcedir /path/to/destdir
<mount_type> should be
nfs4 if the server supports it, or
<host> can be either the hostname or IP address of the server.
Mounting options can be found in mount.nfs(8), while unmounting options can be found in umount.nfs(8).
For example, to connect
/volume on a server at
192.168.1.99 to an existing
/mnt/volume directory on your local system:
# mount -t nfs 192.168.1.99:/volume /mnt/volume
To have the directory mounted when the system boots, add an entry to fstab(5):
192.168.1.99:/volume /mnt/volume nfs rw,hard 0 0
Refer to nfs(5) for information about the available mounting options.
Setting up a server (NFSv4, Kerberos disabled)
To run an NFS server, start by installing the
/etc/exports to add a shared volume:
This line exports the
/storage/foo directory to any host in the local domain,
with read/write access. For information about the
no_root_squash options, and available options more generally, refer to
Finally, enable the
This will start your NFS server. To check if the shares are working, use the showmount(8) utility to check the NFS server status:
# showmount -e localhost
You can use nfs.conf(5) to configure your server.