I have a My Cloud Mirror which is currently set up as SMB in the latest OSMC (December Update)
How can i set up the drive as NFS?
Is this even an improvement on a Pi 3?
I have seen many different Tutorials by now, so if anyone has it working on OSMC i’d be happy for an advice.
Hi I’m new to all this and not familiar with your device or the performance of different file transfer protocols, but what I do know is that mounting my SMB shares in fstab doubled my transfer speeds (from ~5 MB/s to ~11 MB/s) compared to using the SMB client in Kodi. From what I’ve gathered that’s about as much as you can expect to get out of the Pi 3.
So if you’re using the Kodi SMB client I would try doing that first if you already have SMB working. Mounting a NFS share in fstab shouldn’t be much different from mounting SMB. Seems like the required package is already installed by default (
nfs-common). A quick search suggests something like:
server:/pathtoshare /mntpoint nfs x-systemd.automount,noauto 0 0
I’m not sure about the switches though. From my understanding
x-systemd.automount,noauto only mounts the share when it is accessed (by Kodi in this case) which seems to be a good way to avoid problems of mounting at boot. Seems people play around with
wsize to get better performance with the NFS protocol too.