How to migrate NFS account to local?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by benten1012, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. benten1012 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2010
    Hi folks, can anyone tell me the best way to move an NFS home account to a local user account of a macbook pro? I'm hoping for a seamless transition retaining all of the shortname, password, permissions, etc.

    Can I copy the NFS users with: $ sudo cp -pr /Volumes/nfsusers/userexample /Users/

    And then create a local account on the macbook with the same username/pw?

  2. rhoydotp macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2006
    assuming that the NFS mount has "root" permission on the share

    your command should work or I would usually run the following to copy the directory tree

    $ sudo su -
    # (cd /Volumes/nfsusers; tar cf - . ) | ( cd /Users; tar xpf - )

    i'll create the users locally beforehand ... but should not matter.

    have fun

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