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NBD Linux's network block device implementation.

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Can I mount and local repartition / encryption to the nbd?

I am looking for a way to mount a network disk and encrypt it on my local PC, in the way that the server won't be able to know the content of my files. After searching I found nbd, a way to mount a ...
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Mounting read only snapshots of qcow2 images

I'm looking for a way to mount a read only snapshot of a qcow2 disk image so I can back up files from it. Based on the manpages for qemu-nbd a command like the following ought to work: qemu-nbd -x ...
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How to mount qcow2 image

I've read that with qemu-nbd and the network block device kernel module, I can mount a qcow2 image. I haven't seen any tutorials on mounting a qcow2 via a loop device. Is it possible? If not, why? I ...
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qemu-nbd vs vdfuse for mounting vdi images

What's faster, qemu-nbd or vdfuse? Which support differencing images (snapshots)? I suspect fuse to be slow, but nbd seems to be some old stuff.
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Check which network block devices are in use

How can I tell if a /dev/nbd* device is in use? Will "lsof" tell me? Or is there a better way? Is there an equivalent to "losetup -a" which will tell me the next free one?