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NFS Mount a NetWare 6.5 Volume onto a SLES Server or SLED Client



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January 11, 2008 12:18 pm

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I often need to copy things from my NetWare servers to my Linux machines. I have found it useful to NFS mount an NSS volume on a NetWare machine onto one of my Linux Servers or Desktops.

  1. Prepare the NetWare server by exporting the NSS volume or volumes on the NetWare server.

    Edit the SYS:ETC/EXPORTS file by adding the following:

    /volumeName/ -nwmode -rw -root

    where /volumeName/ is the name of the NetWare volume.

    Example: /VOL1/ -nwmode -rw -root
    
    
  2. Edit the NFSSTART.NCF file
    Change the line load xnfs to load xnfs -nodnscheck.
  3. Restart NFS.
    At the file server console type nfsstop.ncf.
    Then type nfsstart.ncf
  4. Make a directory on your Linux Server to mount the NetWare volume on.
    Example: md /mnt/NetWareVol1/
    
    
  5. Mount the NetWare volume onto your SLES server or SLED client.
    From a terminal type:

    mount -t nfs NetWareServerIPAddress:/VOLUMENAME/ /pathToMountTo/
    Example:  mount -t nfs 151.155.194.44:/VOL1/ /mnt/NetWareVol1/
    
    
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