Edit Package nbd

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
Filename Size Changed
init.nbd-server 0000003935 3.84 KB over 15 years
nbd-2.9.20-close.diff 0000000258 258 Bytes almost 12 years
nbd-2.9.20.tar.bz2 0000152380 149 KB almost 12 years
nbd.changes 0000007365 7.19 KB almost 12 years
nbd.spec 0000005674 5.54 KB almost 12 years
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