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Old 01-13-2016, 10:03 PM   #1
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trying to mount a new directory but got access denied.

I have a server running and i have some printers that are using the server to mount.
recently, i have setup a rsync script to sync data from another server so that all my data resides on my own server.
but i have problem mounting to the new folder i have created to store the sync data, it keeps saying permission denied when i try to mount.

excerpt from my fstab: /data nfs nfsvers=2,rsize=8192,timeo=15,intr /gate nfs nfsvers=2,rsize=8192,timeo=15,intr

the first line gives the permission denied error.
the 2nd line works fine.
i have done chmod -R 777 on /sync already but it doesnt help.

any advice? thanks!
Old 01-13-2016, 11:32 PM   #2
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What's the distro you are using on the NFS client?
Why are you using NFS version 2 instead of the current 4 (this question is probably not relevant to your problem, but I am curious ?

Can you run the following manually, as root:
mount -t nfs -o nfsvers=2,rsize=8192,timeo=15,intr /data
and report the result?

Also check what the server exports to you:
showmount -e
And if you can, on the server:
showmount -e
cat /etc/exports
Finally, could the error be related to the local mount point /data?

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Old 01-14-2016, 03:22 AM   #3
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i found the solution after searching the web. i didn't edit the /etc/exports list after i created the folder for mounting.
after i added in the line in the export list, i can mount with no issues.

/sync *(async,rw,no_root_squash)
i am not sure what distro the client is using, but it seems to be Wind River Linux?
as for why it is using NFS version 2 i have no idea as well. The client is not an usual computer, but it is a plotter. So i guess it can accept only version 2...


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