NFS vs CIFS

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NFS vs CIFS

Veeam Logoby lowlander » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:11 pm

Hi,

we are considering configuring a NFS export as a mounted drive on a Windows host. After that configuring this host as a backup repository. Is this a valid configuration and supported ?

Any thoughts on CIFS vs the configuration described ?

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Re: NFS vs CIFS

Veeam Logoby PTide » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:12 pm

Hi,

Yes, it is valid and supported. May I ask you what machine are you going to use as NFS/CIFS server?

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Re: NFS vs CIFS

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:26 pm 4 people like this post

Uhm, I see issues in this design, as NFS on windows is only mounted in "userland", not as a system device, so without any prior login activity with the same account running Veeam repository, the mount will not be available. I remember testing this options in the past and I dropped the idea to mount nfs on windows for this reason. There are other tools available on the market that can mount nfs as a proper disk under system, but at that point why not using SMB if the storage system exposing nfs can also expose smb? Or even better, from a performance standpoint, expose the volume with iscsi and remove a lot of abstraction layers?
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Re: NFS vs CIFS

Veeam Logoby lowlander » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:13 am

I think you are right Luca, we will opt for CIFS being used instead of NFS.

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