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How to mount NFS shares in Linux

To mount NFS shares in Linux such as NAS NFS shares, Linux NFS shares or other devices which supports NFS sharing.

This example command below I used to mount an NFS share from a NAS device.

Of course you need to check whether your NAS device supports NFS, you can check this from the admin panel of the NAS device.

Consult the manual of your device or visit manufacturer's website.

1. First is to configure NAS which folder to be shared using NFS
2. Set options whether the NFS share would be a read only share or read and write.
3. Once everything is setup on the NAS.

   - On the Linux box type this command below:

showmount -e

change the IP Address to the IP Address of NAS device or the IP Address which has NFS shares.

From my environment it has this output:
Export list for
/c/backup   *
/c/Videos (everyone)

The output of showmount -e IP.Address basically shows NFS shares.

If the output of showmount doesn't show anything, of course it means that there's nothing to mount or no NFS shares available.

Anyway, to mount an available NFS share. Type this command:

mount  -t  nfs  /mnt/Videos

/mnt/Videos - the Videos folder should be existing on the /mnt folder.

If no such folder is present an error will occur.

To create a folder in Linux just type: mkdir /mnt/Videos

If no error occurs after typing this command:
mount  -t  nfs  /mnt/Videos

Browse to the mounted folder to check whether you are able to read and write.

Type: cd /mnt/Videos
or just type: ls -l /mnt/Videos and if there are contents available on the NFS shares it will be shown.

That's it a simple way to mount nfs shares.

Here's the command again:

mount  -t  nfs  /mnt/Videos

mount -t  nfs  IP.Address.of.the.device:/shared/folder/name  /linuxfolderlocation/createdfolder

IP.Address.of.the.device:/shared/folder/name - is the IP Address of the device in which the share is located
/linuxfolderlocation/createdfolder - is the local folder on the Linux Box where the shared folder will be mounted
 - this shared folder should be created or existing on the Linux box before mounting the shared folder

Cheers..Hope it helps..


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