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Using nfsstat and nfsiostat to troubleshoot NFS performance issues on Linux

Apr 14, 2020, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evans Amoany)

The network filesystem (NFS) allows machines to mount a disk partition on a remote machine as if it were a local disk. It allows for fast, seamless sharing of files across a network. However, because NFS relies on the existing network infrastructure, any glitches on the network may affect the performance of the connection. The two most important tools I have used over the years to analyze the performance of NFS from both the server and client perspective are nfsstat and nsfiostat.

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