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How to Mount an NFS Share in Linux


How to Mount an NFS Share in Linux

Organization File System (NFS) is a disseminated record framework convention that permits you to share distant registries over an organization. With NFS, you can mount far off registries on your framework and work with the far off documents as though they were neighborhood records. 

On Linux and UNIX working frameworks, you can utilize the mount order to mount a common NFS index on a specific mount point in the nearby catalog tree. 

In this instructional exercise, we will tell you the best way to physically and naturally mount a NFS share on Linux machines. 

Installing NFS Client Packages

To mount a NFS share on a Linux framework first you'll have to introduce the NFS customer bundle. The bundle name varies between Linux conveyances. 

Introducing NFS customer on Ubuntu and Debian: 

sudo apt update
sudo apt install nfs-common

Introducing NFS customer on CentOS and Fedora: 

sudo yum install nfs-utils

Manually Mounting an NFS File Systems

Mounting a distant NFS share is equivalent to mounting ordinary record frameworks. 

To mount a NFS document framework on a given mount point, utilize the mount order in the accompanying structure: 


Utilize the means beneath to physically mount a far off NFS share on your Linux framework: 

To begin with, make a registry to fill in as the mount point for the far off NFS share: 

sudo mkdir /var/backups

Mount point is an index on the neighborhood machine where the NFS share is to be mounted. 

Mount the NFS share by running the accompanying order as root or client with sudo advantages: 

sudo mount -t nfs /var/backups

Where is the IP address of the NFS worker,/reinforcement is the index that the worker is sending out and/var/reinforcements is the nearby mount point. 

On progress, no yield is created. 

In the event that you need to determine extra mount alternatives , utilize the - o choice. Various choices can be given as a comma-isolated rundown. To get a rundown of all mount alternatives type man mount in your terminal. 

To confirm that the far off NFS volume is effectively mounted utilize either the mount or df - h order. 

When the offer is mounted, the mount point turns into the root index of the mounted record framework. 

At the point when you are physically mounting the offer, the NFS share mount doesn't continue after a reboot. 

Automatically Mounting NFS File Systems with

By and large, you will need to mount the distant NFS registry consequently when the framework boots. 

The/and so forth/fstab document contains a rundown of passages that characterize where how and what filesystem will be mounted on framework startup. 

To naturally mount a NFS share when your Linux framework fires up add a line to the/and so on/fstab document. The line must incorporate the hostname or the IP address of the NFS worker, the traded registry, and the mount point on the neighborhood machine. 

Utilize the accompanying methodology to consequently mount a NFS share on Linux frameworks: 

Set up a mount point for the far off NFS share: 

sudo mkdir /var/backups

Open the/and so forth/fstab document with your word processor : 

sudo nano /etc/fstab

Add the accompanying line to the record: 


# <file system>     <dir>       <type>   <options>   <dump>	<pass> /var/backups  nfs      defaults    0       0


Where the NFS worker IP address,/reinforcement is the traded index and/var/reinforcements is the nearby mount point. 

Run the mount order in one of the accompanying structures to mount the NFS share: 

mount /var/backups

The mount order, will peruse the substance of the/and so forth/fstab and mount the offer. 

Next time you reboot the framework the NFS offer will be mounted consequently. 

Unmounting NFS File Systems

The umount order isolates (unmounts) the mounted record framework from the catalog tree. 

To isolate a mounted NFS share, utilize the umount order followed by either the registry where it has been mounted or distant offer: 

umount /var/backups

On the off chance that the NFS mount have a section in the fstab record, eliminate it. 

The umount order will neglect to disconnect the offer when the mounted volume is being used. To discover which cycles are getting to the NFS share, utilize the fuser order: 

fuser -m MOUNT_POINT

When you discover the cycles you can stop them with the slaughter order and unmount the NFS share. 

On the off chance that you actually have issues unmounting the offer utilize the - l (- - languid) alternative which permits you to unmount a bustling record framework when it isn't occupied any longer. 

umount -l MOUNT_POINT

In the event that the distant NFS framework is inaccessible, utilize the - f (- - power) alternative to constrain an unmount. 

umount -f MOUNT_POINT

By and large not a smart thought to utilize the power choice as it might degenerate the information on the record framework. 


We have told you the best way to mount and unmount a far off NFS share. Similar orders apply for any Linux dispersion, including Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, Debian and Linux Mint. 

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