Netshare fully supports AWS Elastic File System (EFS). It follows the NFS4 protocol but offers some AWS specifics in regards to resolution or shares.

NFS Prerequisites on Linux

NFS needs to be installed on Linux systems in order to properly mount EFS mounts.

  • For Ubuntu/Debian: sudo apt-get install -y nfs-common
  • For RHEL/CentOS: sudo yum install -y nfs-utils


If you have installed Netshare as a deb package then make sure the service is running. If you are simply playing with the driver to evaluate, you can open a separate terminal window and run in the foreground:

With File System ID resolution to AZ / Region URI

$ sudo docker-volume-netshare efs

** For VPCs without AWS DNS - using IP for Mount**

$ sudo docker-volume-netshare efs --noresolve

Launching a Container

For this example we’ll run an Ubuntu container and mount a remote share into a /data directory within the container:

With File System ID resolution to AZ / Region URI

$ docker run -i -t --volume-driver=efs -v fs-2324532:/data ubuntu /bin/bash

root@3ff00e59c734:/$ ls /data

Launching a container using the IP Address of the EFS mount point (–noresolve flag in plugin)

$ docker run -i -t --volume-driver=efs -v ubuntu /bin/bash

root@3ff00e59c734:/$ ls /data