Interesting

Could it be used then to map a link to another system or LPAR.

Example
I would like to do SAVXxx commands to the other system from where I could
do a centralized backup to tape.

Right now I have to save to the local IFS and then in a second step save to
tape. Would this allow me to do it in 1 step?

Thanks

Darryl

On Thursday, August 4, 2016, Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

There are two parts to NFS. The client, and the server.
If you're familiar with QNTC then you are aware that you can do a WRKLNK
'/QNTC/mypcserver/mypcshare' and look at shares on various PC's. This
would be a client.
You can also create a 'share' using IBM i Navigator that PC's can access.
This would be a server.
Both QNTC and shares are comparable, but different, than NFS.
There are issues with QNTC that make some people tend to shy away from it.

You use EXPORTFS (since EXPORT was already used in binder language) to
serve up a directory.
You use MOUNT from an IBM i client to consume what some server exported.

Other open systems, and even old proprietary legacy systems like Windows,
also support NFS as a client and a server.

Drawbacks: It's a little more setup. And learning the options of
EXPORTFS and MOUNT is a curve.
Pros: It works. Unlike QNTC to a system with numerous shares defined
that are multiple characters long, with many of the shares having the
first x number of characters identical.

Rob Berendt
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From: Darryl Freinkel <dhfreinkel@xxxxxxxxx <javascript:;>>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date: 08/04/2016 08:07 AM
Subject: Explanation of NFS and other similar features/tools
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I have always seen these but never had a need to use them or so I thought.
I do not have a need right now.

What and how are these tools intended to be used?

Reading a current thread on the NFS, I got curious. To date I have simply
used the IFS root extensively.

TIA

Darryl Freinkel
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