Preparing a NAS for backup with rsync I wanted to copy initial data with nfs because of higher transfer speed.

The NAS nfs export mounts fine on a linux box but not from osx 10.5.8. Some search revealed that

  • /etc/hosts on the NAS should have an entry for the osx machine [1]
    (e.g. my_osx_box)
  • instead of mount /mnt use mount_nfs -P /mnt [2]
    (or add insecure to /etc/exports on the NAS)

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