Bug#797654: ITP: s3backer -- Amazon AWS S3-backed virtual hard disk device
Owner: Lennart Weller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : s3backer
Version : 1.4.1
Upstream Author : Archie L. Cobbs <email@example.com>
* URL : https://www.github.com/archiecobbs/s3backer
* License : GPL, OpenSSL
Programming Lang: C
Description : Amazon AWS S3-backed virtual hard disk device
s3backer is a filesystem that contains a single file backed by the Amazon
Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). The blocks of the file are stored as S3
objects. This way s3backer acts as a virtual hard disk device. s3backer also
offers encryption as part of the VHD.
s3backer offers some great benefits over s3fs as any filesystem can be used on
top of the VHD removing all inconsistencies which might occur with a naive
implementation of a filesystem.
Currently there is a license conflict between the GPL code and OpenSSL. I have
forwarded some of the common solutions to the upstream author.