setting up a nfs server on Ubuntu

While building my own nas system (basically, I originally tried using Open-e NAS, but was frustrated because they wanted to charge me €400 to upgrade to a version that includes rsync capabilities), I needed to install a nfs server.

To make sure certain directories are available through nfs, you have to edit the /etc/exports file, adding lines like

/home 192.168.0.0/24(rw)

99 Comments

  1. nathan says:

    No idea why you would need a nfs-server to build your own nas-system : would you care to explain ?

  2. joachim says:

    Because, when connecting from a different linux machine, it is much more practical to use nfs than smb (samba).

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