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How to share a storage drive on Linux using NFS

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Use the apt-get or yum command to install NFS

~]# yum install nfs-utils



If using iptables, allow NFS.

~]# iptables -I INPUT -p 2049 -j ACCEPT
~]# iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables


If using Firewalld, allow NFS.

~]# firewall-cmd --add-service=nfs --permanent
~]# firewall-cmd --reload



Let's say you want to share /var/myShare. Edit the /etc/exports file, and add the following. In this example, only a single client is allowed to mount the share, * can be used to allow any client to mount the share.



Export the new addition.

~]# exportfs -a


Start and enable NFS.

~]# systemctl start nfs
~]# systemctl enable nfs
~]# systemctl status nfs


You can now access this share from a different computer in our LAN.

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