Ask the Expert

Using NFS commands for remote mounting

I have a volume lvol1 on a NAS device, say abc, how do I mount it on a Solaris machine?

Requires Free Membership to View

The NAS system should automatically publish its volumes. It has no purpose in life if its volumes are not accessible on the network. So, remote mount it using NFS commands. I'm not an NFS jockey and I don't know the command string to use but Sun has lots and lots of information available on NFS - they invented it.

If the NAS system doesn't support NFS for some reason (Microsoft CIFS-based NAS, for instance), then I recommend using open source SAMBA software to access it.

Regards, Marc

Editor's note: Do you agree with this expert's response? If you have more to share, post it in our Storage Networking discussion forum at --> --> .MullaECzaUO^1@.ee83ce4!viewtype=convdate>^1@.ee83ce4!viewtype=convdate or e-mail us directly at

This was first published in October 2001

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: