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Solution for weird NFS mount names Network
If you are mounting multiple NFS exports from the same server and you are having trouble dealing with the naming convention, use NetInfo to create multiple hostname entries for this server.

For instance, I have an MP3 export and a backup export on my Linux 7.2 machine. I mounted the MP3 export first, and the mount was named servername. Then, I mounted the backup export, and the mount was named servername-1. My iTunes library would break if I mounted the exports out of order.

To alleviate the situation, I fired up NetInfo Manager and duplicated the entry for '/machines/servername' and renamed it to '/machines/servernameMP3' and now there is no conflict between NFS mount names.

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nfs things to remember
Authored by: macubergeek on Dec 13, '01 08:46:10PM

1. Default version of NFS on Solaris starting with Solaris 7 is version 3
2. version of NFS in MacOS X is still v.2
3. so in order to mount a MacOS X share in solaris 7+ you have to tell Solaris to use version 2 not 3 like so:
mount -F nfs -o proto=udp -o vers=2 macserver:/share solarisbox:/share

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related problem
Authored by: pkishor on Dec 16, '01 11:45:48AM


I am having a similar problem but am not sure if your hint would work for me... for starters, netinfo doesn't display any servers in my machines/ sub-tree. But, here's my problem --

I am trying to mount my iMac's drive (called imac) on my PB... when I first did that, it showed up on my PB desktop as "imac". I then launched and configured Quiksync (from Iomega... a nice program for backing up folders) to backup and sync my PB folders onto "imac". Except, somewhere along the line the "imac" insists on mounting as "imac-1" and I can't for the life of me figure out why it is doing that... of course, this means Quiksync can't find "imac" and everything is not good.

So, back to your hint... I ferreted around in netinfo but found no reference to any servers. I am assuming that is because they are not yet mounted. However, if that is true, then screwing around in netinfo after they have been mounted would be too late... in my case, the drive would already be called "imac-1"

Obviously, you can tell I am quite the fish out of water here. Any help would be much appreciated.


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related problem
Authored by: willpowernyc on Dec 25, '01 04:52:02PM


Look in /Volumes, your computer might think it's a local volume and it adds the "-1" at the end to avoid confusion between the local volume and the server. This was happening to me too. Disconnect from any servers, in the Terminal type "cd /Volumes" to see if the name is there. If so, "rm -r whatevername" and then you should be able to connect without the extra "-1" at the end.

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related problem
Authored by: pkishor on Dec 30, '01 10:40:17PM

Thanks much!!! you were right, and I found the name under /Volumes. How the heck did it get there? Anyway, thanks for the tip.


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