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Re: Bug#797654: ITP: s3backer -- Amazon AWS S3-backed virtual hard disk device

On Sep 01 2015, Lennart Weller <lhw@ring0.de> wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Lennart Weller <lhw@ring0.de>
> * Package name    : s3backer
>   Version         : 1.4.1
>   Upstream Author : Archie L. Cobbs <archie@dellroad.org>
> * 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.

Why compare it with something that has been unmaintained for years and is
not even in Debian? (Leaving alone the fact that there are at least 3
projects calling themselves s3fs, but AFAIK they're all in similar

Contrasting it with something like S3QL would probably be more helpful


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