nbd - Network Block Device Server and Client Utilities

Distribution: openSUSE 42.1
Repository: openSUSE Oss all
Package name: nbd
Package version: 3.11
Package release: 3.2
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 107.80 KB
Download size: 59.18 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.gwdg.de
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.



  • config(nbd) = 3.11-3.2
  • nbd = 3.11-3.2
  • nbd(x86-64) = 3.11-3.2


    Binary package: nbd-3.11-3.2.x86_64.rpm
    Source package: nbd-3.11-3.2.src.rpm

    Install Howto

    Install nbd rpm package:

    # zypper install nbd


    • /etc/nbd-server/allow
    • /etc/nbd-server/config
    • /etc/nbd-server/config.example
    • /usr/bin/nbd-server
    • /usr/bin/nbd-trdump
    • /usr/sbin/nbd-client
    • /usr/sbin/rcnbd-server