Tag: NFS

Howto setup NFSv4

Setup NFSv4 Server

Below is how the openMediaVault is configured, the interesting part is fsid=0, instead of connecting to /export/nextcloud as we do in NFSv3 we are going to connect directly to /nextcloud

GNU nano 2.2.6 File: /etc/exports
# This configuration file is auto-generated.
/export/nextcloud 192.168.64.201/32(fsid=1,rw,subtree_check,secure,crossmnt,anonuid=1002,anongid=1002)
/export/UniFi-Video 192.168.64.147/32(fsid=2,rw,subtree_check,secure,crossmnt)
# NFSv4 - pseudo filesystem root
/export 192.168.64.201/32(ro,fsid=0,root_squash,no_subtree_check,hide)
/export 192.168.64.147/32(ro,fsid=0,root_squash,no_subtree_check,hide)


fsid=0:
NFS server needs to be able to identify each filesystem that it exports. For NFSv4 server, there is a distinguished filesystem which is the root of all exported filesystem. This is specified with fsid=root or fsid=0 both of which mean exactly the same thing.

Debian / Ubuntu Linux: Setup NFSv4 File Server

Client setup

To connect with NFSv4 instead of NFSv3 we need to use nfs4 instead of nfs as a filesystem. As stated above, we omitt the /export/ part we usally use with NFSv3

GNU nano 2.2.6 File: /etc/fstab
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192.168.64.200:/nextcloud     /host/nfs/nextcloud        nfs4 rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr 0 0
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