[Gluster-users] nfs

Dan Mons dmons at cuttingedge.com.au
Mon Feb 10 22:06:45 UTC 2014

I use NFS in production for legacy and non-Linux systems that don't
have FUSE support.  It's very handy.

Dan Mons
Skunk Works
Cutting Edge

On 10 February 2014 23:23, Justin Clift <justin at gluster.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:52:44 -0600
> "John G. Heim" <jheim at math.wisc.edu> wrote:
>> Maybe this is a dumb question but do I have to set up an nfs server on
>> one of the server peers in my gluster volume in order to connect to  the
>> volume with nfs?
> In theory, NFS is supposed to be enabled/running by default.
> Which version(s) of Gluster are use using?
>> I did a port scan on a couple of the peers in my
>> cluster and port 2049 was cloased.
> If you run "gluster volume status", what does it show?
>> I'm thinking maybe you have to
>> configure an nfs server on one of the peers and it can read/write to the
>> gluster volume like it would any disk. But then what do  these  commands do:
>>   gluster volume set <VOLNAME> nfs.disable off
>>   gluster volume set <VOLNAME> nfs.disable on
> Yeah, they're more for disabling that NFS server that's
> on by default, for the people that don't want it. :)
>> The  documentation on the gluster.org web site seems to imply that yu
>> don't need an nfs server. It specifically says you need the nfs-common
>> package on your servers. That would imply you don't need the
>> nfs-kernel-server package, right? See:
>> http://gluster.org/community/documentation/index.php/Gluster_3.2:_Using_NFS_to_Mount_Volumes
> This bit I'm not sure of.  I'm using NFS purely for doing testing in
> a local VM (Gluster 3.4 and Gluster 3.5 dev), and haven't used it
> in any real world scenario's yet. :(
> Does that help?
> Regards and best wishes,
> Justin Clift
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