Migration from NFSv3 to NFSv4

(Doc ID 457201.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version 2.4 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
*** Reviewed for relevance 2013-05-09 ***


NFSv4 is not just a simple protocol evolution of NFSv3.  It has been fully redesigned to overcome the limitations of its predecessors.  As a consequence it works in a different way.

This Note will make some comparisons between NFSv4 and NFSv3, and introduce how to migrate from NFSv3 to NFSv4.

NFSv4 requires a naming service, such as Network Information Service (NIS) or LDAP, for ID mapping

It is assumed that you have a working NIS or LDAP service on your network. This note does not describe how to set up the NIS or LDAP service.



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