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Old 02-07-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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Samba verses NFS, setup possible issues?

I am trying to figure out which way to go. I haven't used Samba in years, due to a lack of Windows, and for as often as I have needed something on another computer, with the small files, sneakernet was quicker then setting up NFS for a once in a GREAT while thing. (half a year or better in between, except maybe a txt file/word processor document)
Now over the years, I have played with different distro's, on different machines (normally ones someone has disposed of) and seem to remember that they don't all have the same permissions, so switching distro's caused issues (for as little as I needed, I put the data back on the new home, from backups). Will this be an issue with NFS, or is that simply a matter of creating/using the same username across different versions?

I have pretty basic file needs (want to back up, then I tend to burn or hook an external disc to back that up), so I am trying to figure out what to use.
Some of this may be covered by a pro's and cons of both, somewhere, but I haven't found it.
Old 02-07-2015, 05:24 PM   #2
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They can both be a PITA.

For just ad-hoc file transfers occasionally, maybe rsync would do?

I also use sshfs in preference to NFS or SAMBA for more permanent shares between nixes.


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