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Last Updated: 8/28/2022

In this segment we are going to talk about NFS. How to deploy and configure it.

We are going to use apt to install NFS server.

root@node5:/home/ubuntu# apt install nfs-common
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  keyutils libnfsidmap1 rpcbind
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  keyutils libnfsidmap1 nfs-common rpcbind
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 381 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,447 kB of additional disk space will be used.
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In this example I have a directory (/mnt/lviso) which I want to share out to a entire network.
Edit the file /etc/exports The exports directory provides the instructions which describe which parts of the system we are gong to export and to which network locations.


The following command instructs the NFS subsystem to rescan the “exports” and update accordingly.

$ sudo exportfs -a

Now it’s time to restart the NFS service. If this wasn’t already started.

$ sudo systemctl restart nfs-kernel-server

Manually mounting a NFS filesystem

$ sudo mount -t nfs /mnt

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