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Network Block Device Server and Client Utilities

This package contains nbd-server. It is the server backend for the nbd
network block device driver that's in the Linux kernel.

nbd can be used to have a filesystem stored on another machine. It does
provide a block device, not a file system; so unless you put a
clustering filesystem on top of it, you can't access it simultaneously
from more than one client. Use NFS or a real cluster FS (such as 
ocfs2) if you want to do this. nbd-server can export a file (which may
contain a filesystem image) or a partition. Swapping over nbd is
possible as well, though it's said not to be safe against OOM and
should not be used for that case. nbd-server also has a copy-on-write
mode where changes are saved to a separate file and thrown away when
the connection closes.

The package also contains the nbd-client tools, which you need to
configure the nbd devices on the client side.

Source Files (show merged sources derived from linked package)

Filename Size Changed Actions
config.example 589 Bytes Download File
init.nbd-server 3.84 KB Download File
nbd-2.9.25-close.diff 262 Bytes Download File
nbd-2.9.25-doxyfile.diff 844 Bytes Download File
nbd-3.8.tar.xz 442 KB Download File
nbd.changes 9.26 KB Download File
nbd.spec 5.87 KB Download File

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