How to enable NFS on the Synology Server
This is a guide on how to enable the NFS capabilities of the Synology product.
This procedure is aimed for users who are experienced with Telnet and the Linux Operating System
Please note that improper manipulation or modification of the Synology server may result in machine malfunction or loss of data.
Please read the General Disclaimer before modifying the Synology product.
Instructions for the NFS Server
Telnet into the Synology product and perform the following
cd /usr/syno/etc/rc.d mv S83nfsd.sh.sample S83****.sh reboot (or /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/S83****.sh start) vi /etc/exports
Note: * needs to be replaced with a number
Note, in newer versions (DSM4), the
/usr/syno/etc/rc.d/S83nfsd.sh will already exist. If you try to "
start" it, you will get a message telling you that "
NFS server is not enabled. Skip..."
You'll need to edit the
/etc/synoinfo.conf file and add
runnfs="yes". Then you'll be able to run
In the exports file, add the following line
Save the export file
Check if the file /var/lib/nfs/rmtab does exist, if not, then run the following command
Now perform the following command
cd / /usr/sbin/exportfs -a
Look at /var/log/messages to check whether the settings are ok with your Synology product
Instructions for Linux NFS Client
On your NFS client, perform the following to mount the NFS Server share
mount IP.of.NFS.Server:/directory/to/export /volume1/local/share/folder
Note: /volume1/local/share/folder must exist locally, otherwise the mount will fail
The NFS Service is disabled after every firmware upgrade.
The NFS mount is not shown in the web interface
Files saved on the Synology server are case-insensitive.
- NFS 2.0
- NFS 3.0
- NFS 4.0
MTU Jumbo frames
For some NFS clients (eg. TViX 6500/7000), errors are reported if jumbo frames are enabled. Mounting the NFS is possible: try disabling the jumbo frames setting in the Synology Disk Station Manager -> system -> network.