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Linux NBD Tutorial: Network Block Device Jumpstart Guide

Feb 18, 2009, 10:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dhineshkumar Manikannan)

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"To setup the NBD based file system, we need a nbd-server (on remote machine, where we like to access/create the content) and nbd-client (on local machine, where we like to access the remote storage device locally).

"I. NBD Server Side Configuration Steps

"1. Install nbd-server

"If you working on Debian flavor, get the nbd-server through apt-get.

"# apt-get install nbd-server

"2. Create a file content

"Create a file using dd as shown below.

"# dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/dhini bs=1024 count=36000

"Use mke2fs to make the /mnt/dhini as a filesystem."

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