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

September 1 2015 5:27 PM, "Nikolaus Rath" <nikolaus@rath.org> wrote:
> 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
> states).
> Contrasting it with something like S3QL would probably be more helpful
> :-).

As you said there are three different projects with the name s3fs. But the one I was
referring to, s3fs-fuse[1], is actively maintained while s3fs (python)[2] and s3fslite[3] are not.
The name doesn't really matter though as the approach of all of them and S3QL is pretty much the same.
Create an S3 based filesystem.

s3backer on the other hand exposes just a single "block" device to the system and allows common filesystems
to be used on top of it. I kinda like that approach so I went with it.

Lennart Weller

[1] https://github.com/s3fs-fuse/s3fs-fuse
[2] https://fedorahosted.org/s3fs/
[3] https://github.com/russross/s3fslite

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