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Using NFS from the NIM server to export folders

Posted on 2011-03-20
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Hi wmp,

Is there any resource to export a folder via NFS in MIN?
Remember last week I tried to export a folder manually  in the NIM's NFS server but read is not recommended to change, export or unexport nothing in the NIM's NFS.

NIM manages the NFS server, but I dont know if it's possible to use thsi NFS server  to exports folders outside NIM.
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Hi Israel,

yes, I also heard people recommend not to use a NIM server as a regular NFS server at all, but I, personally, can't confirm that this is actually a problem.

It's very important, however, not to export anything inside the NIM hierarchy (the place where things like LPP,SPOT, MKSYSB are).

I always use a filesystem structure like
/NIM/lpp
/NIM/spot
/NIM/mksysb
/NIM/scripts
etc.

As long as you take care not to export /NIM nor anything below you can use your NIM server as an NFS server for non-NIM purposes.
Under any circumstance leave the /tftpboot directory untouched!!

I think you're aware that e.g. during client installation or client recovery/cloning via mksysb NFS performance might decrease in regard to your non-NIM NFS clients!

So if there's heavy NFS traffic on the server and you often install/recover/clone new clients better consider setting up a dedicated NFS server!

Have a nice Sunday in Andorra or wherever you are - we're currently enjoying the first "real" spring days here in Central Germany.

wmp

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