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How to create an NFS Server and mount a share to another Linux server

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


How to create an NFS Server and mount a share to another Linux server


How to create an NFS Server to export or share a directory:
  1. YaST | Network Services | NFS Server, select Start
  2. Click Next.
  3. Select Add Directory, provide the local directory path to export.
  4. Configure Options (for root and r/w access):
    Replace root_squash with no_root_squash and ro with rw
  5. Click Finish.

How to map an NFS Share (Linux), select from the following options:

  • (option 1) To setup NFS Client from YaST:
    • YaST | Network Services | NFS Client, select Add
    • Provide the NFS Server Hostname or Network Address
    • Click on Select to provide the Remote Directory
    • Provide a Mount point (local directory)
    • Click OK and OK
  • (option 2) To temporarily mount, from a terminal window (one-time mount):
    mount <hostServer>:/share <localMountPoint>

    Note: The local mount point directory must already be created.
  • (option 3) To permanently mount, use fstab (automatically mounts on boot), add the following line in /etc/fstab:
    <hostServer>:/share <localMountPoint>    nfs     defaults 0 0
    Note: /mnt/nfs/customers directory must already be created.


Additional Information

See Open SuSE documentation for more details.

To restart NFS Service:
rcnfsserver restart

To restart NFS Client:
rcnfs restart


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  • Document ID:7015345
  • Creation Date: 09-Jul-2014
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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