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Old 12-17-2008, 12:50 AM   #1
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onwership change


When i am trying to change the onwership of a nfs mount it is giving invalid group error

[root@ghxpapp ~]# mount -t nfs /u01/app/oraghxfinp/product/9.2.0/admin/GHXFINP_ghxfinpdb/ptmp

[root@ghxpapp ~]# chown appghxfinpraghxfinp /u01/app/oraghxfinp/product/9.2.0/admin/GHXFINP_ghxfinpdb/ptmp/
chown: `appghxfinpraghxfinp': invalid group
[root@ghxpapp ~]#

Could you please help me in this

Old 12-17-2008, 05:29 AM   #2
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hi sherimm,

It's been a while but I don't think you can change permissions on a mounted NFS partition.

Permissions are granted from the NFS server, the client is or is not granted access. No client, not even under root, can change the file permissions. This is, I believe, for security reasons.

Hope this helps.
Old 12-17-2008, 06:21 AM   #3
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I agree with eco, although it is possible that both of us are wrong.

Why do you wish to change ownership in the first place?
Old 12-17-2008, 06:33 AM   #4
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Are you trying to allow regular users work with the drive. If so might set 'user' in fstab.


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