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Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

Hi,
We have third party NAS named Buffalo Terastation, we have connected the NAS device directly to the network. now we need to mount the volume groupp from NAS to UNIX machine for storing our weekly backups. kindly suggest the best practice.

Sharjeel
22 REPLIES
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

hi,

the NAS could be conected via

SMB/CIFS, NFS, or iSCSi ( if its supported ).

mikap
Nido
Trusted Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

Sharjeel,

>>>>now we need to mount the volume groupp from NAS to UNIX machine for storing our weekly backups.
Quickest would be to temporary NFS mount the File-System for one-time job.

else again NFS would be a better choice, check docs.hp.com for Automount/Mount NFS options for details.

Let us know if you need some more inputs.

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avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

Hello Sharjeel,
i will prefer nfs for this,
Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

Thx Team,

please suggest, what would i mention in the below fstab entry against server entity? as we are using NAS here.

server:remote_directory local_directory nfs defaults 0 0

Sharjeel
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

hi,

i would use AutoFS/Automounter instead of hard NFS mount.


mikap
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

hi,

server:remote_directory local_directory nfs defaults 0 0

this is ok, but you need to be sure that the storage will be any time available.

mikap
Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

hi mikap,

yes the fstab entry is right but the question is what will we write against server entity in this line because we are using simple NAS with no hostname.

Sharjeel
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

hi,

ok :)

you could make entry in /etc/hosts

IP server server_alias1 server_alias2

and them your syntax is ok.

mikap
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

hi,

but before you add it to the fstab,

try to mount the remote NAS via nfs manually.

mikap
Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

i am getting following error while mounting NAS through nfs,

nfs mount: get_fh: BUFFALO:: RPC: Rpcbind failure - RPC: Timed out
nfs mount: get_fh: BUFFALO:: RPC: Rpcbind failure - RPC: Timed out
nfs mount: retry: retrying(1) for: /test after 5 seconds
nfs mount: retry: giving up on: /test

kindly suggest resolution

Sharjeel
V. Nyga
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

Hi,

does a 'ping BUFFALO' work?

V.
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Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

Yes ican ping NAS(BUFFALO). i have added host entry at Unix machine.

Sharjeel
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

hi,

NFS with :

rpcinfo SERVER

showmount -e SERVER

mikap
Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

for both commands with returend with the same error type. some RPC errors.

-SS
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

hi,

ok that seems to be a problem with the firewall or network restriction.

mikap
Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

Hi,

we can access the NAS over the network from WINTEL machine, only having problem with unix.

-SS
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

hi,

the question is if the wintel and unix machines are on the same network, and have the same network restriction ?


mikap
Sharjeel Saleem
Regular Advisor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

yes on same network and policies.
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

him

never see that before, do you have some firewall settings on the HP-UX ??

mikap
V. Nyga
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

Well - first question should be:
Does this buffalo support NFS?
Is NFS configured?

V.
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Mel Burslan
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

Volkmar beat me to the question. I believe the el-cheapo Bufalo Terastation class NAS devices are not actually NAS but more a winodooze shares, i.e., can only be accessed via CIFS client from the HPUX environment. Don't be fooled by the label saying "NAS". It is not a full implementation. And at the price range of $250 for a terabyte, what do you expect ? :)
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Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: Thrid party NAS mount on UNIX

The Buffalo NAS Terrastaion runs a micro-Linux distro and should support NFS too. http://www.buffalotech.com/products/network-storage/terastation/terastation-duo/

Sharjeel -- I suggest you erad the manual and look at how to manage the NAS for NFS connections sir.
Hakuna Matata.