NFS Manager can be used to export the complete NFS configuration of an macOS computer into file. This file can be archived, it can be modified by scripts you may have developed, or it could be transferred to other computers. You can select between a binary format, or XML text in the clear.
Perform the following steps to save the complete NFS configuration of an macOS computer into a file:
In all cases, the complete NFS configuration of the selected computer will be saved. When opening the file later, you can choose that only specific parts of the configuration should be read.
NOTE: NFS Manager saves automount entries independent of their sources. The information from which directory node an automount entry is coming from will not be stored.
The save operation has the characteristics of an export because it converts configuration settings from directory services and the operating system into files which can only be understood by NFS Manager, not by the components that actually use that data. For this reason, autosave and versioning features of macOS cannot be used in this context.
If you have an NFS configuration which was saved into a file, you can open it later, loading it onto the same or a different computer. Perform the following steps to load configuration areas from a saved NFS configuration into NFS Manager:
NFS Manager displays the loaded data in a control window. Please note that the window is not showing a live configuration now, but behaves more like a document window. A note in the lower left corner of the window reads Loaded from file. You can review and edit all settings. You can also save a configuration you have modified.
If you decide after opening the configuration file, that you like to take over one or all areas of the configuration into the configuration of the current computer, perform the following steps: