FreeKB - NFS Share a storage drive on Linux using NFS
Share a storage drive on Linux using NFS


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


The ps command can be used to determine if your system is using init or systemd. If PID 1 is init, then you will use the service command. If PID 1 is systemd, then you will use the systemctl command.

If your system is using systemd, use the systemctl command to start and enable nfs.

systemctl enable nfs
systemctl start nfs
systemctl status nfs


If your system is using init, use the chkconfig and service commands to start and enable nfs.

chkconfig nfs on
service nfs start
service nfs status


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

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