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an acronym for Network File System - a file sharing protocol

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How to automatically cache NFS files on macOS Sonoma?

Is it possible to automatically cache files from an NFS server locally? I'm connected to the NFS server over a fairly low bandwidth link. Most of the files on the server change rarely. It would ...
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Sonoma 14.4: NFS shares automounted, but contents not visible

On my Mac Studio I have three folders that I use as mount points for NFS shares. I manage the NFS mounts with NFS Manager. Up until recently (I suspect the update to Sonoma 14.4, but I'm not sure) ...
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MacOS Ventura - mounting local NFS share to root directory with help of synthetic.conf

I already figured a way, and it kinda works, but it just feels wrong. Is there a more proper way to do it? I recently upgraded from Mojave to Ventura and suddenly realized I lost all my root folders, ...
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What is the proper configuration for mounting Synology shares over NFS, without case-sensitivity?

I've ran out of disk space (heh). So, I cleverly mounted some shares via NFS (which is blindingly fast compared to any other type of file sharing, thanks to the advanced support macOS has for NFSv4, ...
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Unablet to mount OpenBSD NFS share from MacOS unless I disable firewall

I have an OpenBSD server with NFS shares that I can use without any problem from a Linux client. On MacOS, I had to specify the following options -o nolocks,resvport,vers=3 to get the mount command to ...
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Word for Mac on NFS share thinks documents are read only

I have a strange issue with am Unraid server running NFS shares. Facts: Running a fresh install of Word on a fresh Mac on a fresh Unraid server Documents are on an NFS4 network share The share and ...
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Changing my UID (on OS Ventura) for NFS mounts

I've just bought an M2 MB Air to replaced my aging intel macbook. I've got a home server running Ubuntu 22.04 and if provides NFSv4 mounts. My UID under Ubuntu is 1000. When I tryed chaning my UID on ...
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Reasonable-seeming entries in /etc/export don't work—why?

I'm trying to learn more about NFS, and I'm experimenting by exporting arbitrary volumes on my M1 Air (running Ventura 13.1) and then mounting them. Often, I write a row to my /etc/exports file and ...
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Mac Quick Preview change file datetime in NFS shares

In macOS Monterey, when I quick look files located on NFS shares, the modify date/time has been changed. How can I prevent this?
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How can I have custom Finder Icons for NFS Volumes (like SMB icons)?

I have a few NAS/UNRAID servers that I connected to from my macOS (Ventura) client over SMB, but I'm currently swapping over to NFS. From the command line, things are fine and work as expected. ...
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Error hdiutil: create failed - File exists -> but the file does not exist until this command fails

Trying to create a .dmg file on an NFS share. % rm -f store.dmg && ls -l store.dmg ls: store.dmg: No such file or directory % hdiutil create -size 300g -fs APFS -volname Temp store....
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After upgrading to Monterey nfsd not working well

I set up an NFS server on the MacBook Pro to export certain directories in order to share with Ubuntu client running on VirtualBox. In /etc/exports, on the Mac, I have: /Users/xxx/VMShares/Xubuntu -...
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Slow nfs4 performance and "nfs_buf_write_rpc: Got request with zero length."

I have my imac macos12.5.1 connected over gigabit ethernet to my debian fileserver. When transferring a single large file of about 10GB via nfs4, throughput is something like 60MB/s but probably even ...
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automount is broken after upgrading MacOS Monterey

I'm having issues with automount with my NFS shares after upgrading to MacOS Monterey 12.3.1. /etc/auto_master: # # Automounter master map # /System/Volumes/Data/mnt auto_mounts +auto_master ...
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How to mount top-level directory using NFS and fstab

My setup on macOS consists of the following: The /etc/synthetic.conf file contains the line: mydata. A directory /mydata was created. The /etc/fstab file contains the line: myserver:/exports/mydata /...
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NFS not registering with RPCBIND . MAC OS Catalina

I'm having a problem with NFS on macOS Catalina. I created a /etc/exports and checked with nfsd checkexports. I started NFS and made sure it running with nfsd status. I gave NFS 5 mins to get ...
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Use Finder to connect to NFS server with parameters

How does one specify NFS parameters when using the Finder to connect to a NFS server? I know I can mount from the command-line... things like $ mount -t nfs -o vers=4,sec=krb5p someserver:/path /mnt ...
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Cant write to network shared disk in macOS Big Sur (only sudo)

I mounted network nfs shared folder in terminal with mount -v -o vers=4 -t nfs IP_ADDRESS:/ /Users/USERNAME/shared, I see network location in Finder with right content of shared folder, But i cant ...
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NFS There was a problem connecting to the server

I have this message: There was a problem connecting to the server ... contact your System Administrator. Whenever I try Finder > Go > Connect to Server > nfs://192.168.1.100/mnt/nfs-share If ...
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NetBoot Server - How to store the netboot images on a shared disk?

I'm a long time user of apple's NetBoot system. Although this system is totally dead on new machines, I still use it from time to time when I'm working on old systems. My home server is a 2012 Mac ...
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Problem mounting NFS shares from OSX servers

I am having a problem using NFS connecting to shares from a Mac with Catalina and another one with Snow Leopard (don't ask why ;). I just updated to BigSur 11.4 When I use : -fstype=nfs,noowners,...
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Mounting Sparse Bundle on NFS Share

Background I have a Seagate BlackArmor NAS220 running Debian. I would like to use the NAS as a target for Time Machine backups from my Mac (2020 Mac mini M1). I have used disk utility to create a 500 ...
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Can't mount NFS share in Big Sur. Crashes with NFSv4, rpc error with v3

I have an NFS mount being served from a Raspberry Pi that worked in prior versions of macOS. I can see the mount on the remote server with showmount: $ showmount -e 10.0.100.119 ...
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Using NFS with external drives

I am trying to share an external drive using NFS with other machines on my network, but encountering a stale file handle that I can't seem to get rid of. I have tried the following in my etc/exports /...
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Catalina 10.15.6 automatically connecting to NFSv3 shares on Ubuntu 20.04 machine

With this command from terminal I can succesfully connect to NFS share, but how to automate this? sudo mount -t nfs -o nfsvers=3,proto=tcp,resvport 192.168.x.x:/nfsshare /Users/xxx/nfsshare Until now,...
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Mac Automount on Catalina does breaks when using multiple users

I am trying to set up automount so that it works with multiple users signed in to my machine (macOS running Catalina). It does not work properly: When only one user signs in after reboot, no matter ...
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NFS server support in OS X 10.15.x Catalina?

Does anyone having information on the state of NFS v3 and v4 support in Catalina? I have a question related to my configuration that follows. I read at: https://www.bresink.com/osx/143439/Docs-en/...
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mount nfs failing

Mounting an nfs storage is failing today, when it worked fine yesterday. sudo mount -v -o rw storage01:/storage/_shares/ci /System/Volumes/Data/Users/bemehiser/Projects/data/ci mount_nfs: can't ...
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Problem when copying files to NFS mounted disk (MacOS Catalina)

I've mounted a Ubuntu NFS disk over my MacOS, but when I try to copy files from my disk to it, I start to recieve this errors. I've tried to use ls on the same file system on a Ubuntu 18.04, but the ...
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nfs quarantine after Catalina

After upgrading to Catalina - my NFS mounts seem to gain the quarantine attribute when writing files to the drive with OSX applications: MBP:sourceimages root# ls -las@ test0* 1282 -rw-r--r--@ 1 ...
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Improving NFS client performance

I have my Macbook Pro (MacOS Mojave) connecting to an NFS share on a Linux machine directly connected via Thunderbolt with jumbo frames. Testing with iperf3, I can do ~14 Gbps (~1.8 GBps) over the ...
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mounting NFS v4 results in "Invalid argument"

I recently bought a Synology NAS. I can mount via SMB and APS properly, but I can't make hard links. So I looked around and tried to use NFS. NFS ver3 does work, but Finder behaves strangely for some ...
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MacOS Mojave rpcinfo not working

[MacOS 10.14.1, NFS to Ubuntu16] I'm setting up NFS between my Raspberry Pi3 running Ubuntu16 (Server) and my Macbook Pro (Client). I have a basic setup that's working for anonymous mounts, but ...
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How will macOS behave when creating folders in /private/var/folders to mount a NFS share with?

I'm writing some software that can ideally mount and unmount multiple Network File System (NFS) locations dynamically. To avoid clashing with local names I plan on generating a new temporary dir ...
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tar extraction errors on NFS : "Can't create ... OR Could not stat ..."

I need to install homebrew on a Macmini6,2 on which I don't have the admin rights and cannot write in /usr/local so I try to extract brew-1.7.1.tar.gz in $HOME (which is mounted in an NFS). But then ...
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Where are the User and Group definitions stored in High Sierra?

I would like to inspect UID and GID numerical values on my High Sierra (10.13.4) server, so that I can coordinate and de-conflict these for use with NFS. Since NFS authenticates at the server level, ...
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How to get nfsd to serve NFSv4 on High Sierra?

I'm hoping to serve an NFS mount from my High Sierra (10.13.4) server to a linux client. The linux client can mount using NFSv3 protocol, but I use ACLs on the served files and directories, so I think ...
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How do you launch an application.app stored in nfs share from bash script?

I need to run *.app from our NFS share where the different apps and versions are stored. I can't get it to work as part of a bash script. For exemple, for Sublime Text, here is the command I use to ...
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How can I speed up terminal startup on my schools NFS system?

First of all, I'm sorry if it seems like this question has been asked a million times before, I tried to make the title hint at the fact that my schools filesystem is different from anything I've used ...
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automounting NFS 4 results in kernel panic

Has anyone been able to get a working NFS 4 automount in Mac OS X? I'm desperately trying to find a way to automatically mount a NFS v4 share from my NAS to my MacBook Pro with Mac OS 10.11.6, but ...
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Why these "Earlier" shown in Finder's column title for one of my NFS mounts?

It suddenly appears just now for one of my NFS mounts: Other volumes still plain old normal: What these "Earlier" mean?
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Issues sharing folder through NFS - RPC: Unable to send; errno = Bad file descriptor or Program not registered

I'm using Mac OS High Sierra 10.13, and I'm facing some issues sharing a folder through NFS. The configuration: Built-in firewall is disabled and there is no third party firewall installed. I made ...
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Sierra as NFS/LDAP client: write permissions problems

I have set up an NFS/LDAP client under Sierra and I have write permissions problems with the user profile. Some installed applications do not want to launch with the user account such as LibreOffice, ...
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Suggestd Crash due to SGSqliteDatabaseError

I'm currently working in an environment with some Openldap users and nfs mounted homes. Everything is working like a charm, but I'm facing some issues regarding some ReportCrash that keeps writing in ...
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How to mount nfs drive on macOS with read+write access?

I'm trying to mount a drive from Linux on my macOS El Capitan laptop. I try a command like this: sudo mount -o rw -t nfs nfs.subdomain.employer.com:/ifs/home/username /private/workspace/ cd /private/...
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How to share directory over NFS from Mac? (w/o macOS Server app)

First of all, I'm happy to pay the $19.99 for the Mac OS Server app from the app store, so that's no problem, it's just that at the moment I only have one specific need - NFS sharing between my macOS ...
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Automounting nfs share fails with err=2, RPC: Timed out

I want to automount a nfs share whenever a user logs in to our Mac Minis. My original idea was to use the remote share as the place for the user's home directories, but due to being not able to mount ...
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Mac connecting to dead NFS

My mac tries to connect to an old NFS that I used at an old job. I tried everything and looked at every related question asked on this forum. At the time I had it set on auto connect. But since I ...
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macOS Sierra: mounting NFS volumes

I have a Linux server with a number of NFS exports. I have been mounting them on my Mac by setting up an auto_nfs file, and mounting them in /nfs/… folders. I think this may the cause of some ...
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Applications Not Working Properly with Networked volumes

I have two applications from unrelated vendors which display a similar problem with networked volumes. I am using both of them with photos on a networked directory, but I don’t think that is the cause ...
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