Saturday, 9 April 2011

Howto use nfs to access files on a Drobo-FS - UPDATED

This should work for Linux clients and OS-X.


1. I am going to assume that, if you want to use nfs on your Drobo-FS then you know what you are doing and I can be brief.

2. drobo-fs is the dns name of your Drobo-FS or use it's IP address. In OS-X, I use drobo-fs.local


2. If Linux, make a mount point

sudo mkdir /mnt/drobo

3. If Linux, add this to your /etc/fstab file - UPDATED

drobo-fs.local:/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/Public  /mnt/drobo  nfs  rw,soft,proto=tcp  0  0

3.1 Install nfs-common package

If Linux

sudo apt-get install nfs-common

4. Mount the nfs directory on your client

If Linux

sudo mount /mnt/drobo


mount -w -t nfs drobo-fs.local:/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/Public /mnt/drobo

Thanks to
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Connect to server nfs://drobo-fs.local:/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/Public


In Linux, browse to /mnt/drobo and you should see the files in your Public share.

In OS-X, open the drobo-fs.local share.