I will be focussing in this post on how to access a QNAP TS-639 Pro Turbo NAS running NFS server from a Windows 7 machine running Windows NFS Client.
Enable NFS Server on the TS-639 NAS
- Browse your QNAP Administration Web Page, left panel click on Network Services, select NFS Service
- On the right panel, tick the box Enable NFS Service and click Apply
- Click on “Click here to set the NFS access right of the network share.” and you will be directed to the Share Folders area.
- Create a new share, give it a name, for instance ‘nfs’, leave the default settings and click Finish
- Now in the Share Folders area, click on NFS icon for the newly created ‘nfs’ share and set the access right to ‘no limit’ and click apply.
Enable NFS Client on Windows 7
To enable the Windows NFS Client on a Windows 7 machine follow the following step:
- Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features, click on Turn Windows features on or off, tick the box Services for NFS, click OK
Connect using Windows 7 NFS Client
You are ready to connect to your QNAP TS-639 Pro Turbo NAS using NFS. Open a dos prompt on your Windows 7 machine.
First lets check if we can see what are the shares exported on the NFS server:
- showmount -e
showmount -e qnapnas02
Exports list on qnapnas02:
/Network Recycle Bin 1
/nfs <- As you can see, the share is available for NFS Clients.
Now let’s mount the share:
- mount -u: <username> -p: <password> qnapnas02:/nfs w:
Something will come up like this: W: is now successfully connected to QNAPNAS02:/nfs
Let’s check that with the mount command:
Local Remote Properties
W: \\QNAPNAS02\nfs UID=0, GID=0
- If you get this error message: Network Error – 53 Type ‘NET HELPMSG 53’ for more information. make sure that you can successfully ping the different host names, that is the NFS server and the NFS client from each other!
- On the NFS server, add the NFS clients to /etc/hosts
- And on the NFS clients, add the NFS server to windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts file
- Also pay attention to the command, it is not qnapnas02://nfs as stated in some Microsoft web pages but qnapnas02:/nfs with a single forward slash!