Moving git repositories to nfs causes permission errors

Im running a redmine server with the redmine-git-hosting plugin to control git repos. The repository dir points to a separate hard drive mounted at /srv/share. Now the setup is changing and I’m trying to move the repos to a nfs share on another server.

The mount works fine, I simply replaced the entry in the fstab file from /etc/sdb1 to ip:/share. Now I had some permission problems beforehand since the drive is accessed by redmine (user www-data) and gitolite (user git) at the same time, so I ran a chmod -R 777 on the whole drive to deal with this.

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    Now there are git repos already configured on the server and when I try to commit something to one of them the following error pops up

    Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
    POST git-receive-pack (397 bytes)
    remote: fatal: error when closing sha1 file: Permission denied

    Any ideas what to do here?

    nfs client, redmine and git server: ubuntu server 14.04.4 LTS
    nfs server: haneWin nfs server on Windows Server 2012R2

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    So this entire thing is pretty weird. In the end I went with a virtual vdi disk which is stored on a folder on the Windows server which is shared and mounted by ubuntu through SMB (to /srv/shareSMB). The vdi is then again mounted by ubuntu to the original /srv/share. This works.

    I think the problem(s) resulted in the differences between the unix and the Windows world when it comes to file structures, especially links. Gitolite seems to work with links quite a lot, that might have been the root of all evil, that way all the gitolite repos were broken and I needed to reinstall it.

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