NFS exports

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sun Mar 29 13:40:58 UTC 2020

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:39:54 -0600
"@lbutlr" <kremels at> wrote:

> I have created /etc/exports:
> /mnt/backups -alldirs [IP address of remote machine]
> When I start mountd, I get an error in /var/log/messages:
> bad exports list line '/mnt/backups': symbolic link in export path or
> statfs failed
> df -Ph shows:
> /dev/ada1p1    217G     89G    110G    45%    /mnt/backup

	I notice that you are exporting /mnt/backups but the mount
is /mnt/backup. From the error message I speculate that /mnt/backups is a
symlink to the actual mount point, change the export to match the mount and
all should be well.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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