Apart from having been on vacation under the sun, I’ve been busy working with a friend of mine on something we called vmfs-tools, which is partly why there is still no part 2 to the previous post.
In case you don’t know, VMFS is a clustered filesystem designed to store virtual machine disks for VMware ESX or ESXi Server hosts. Our ultimate goal is to give read-write access to these filesystems from some other host, for maintenance tasks such as, e.g. backup.
Files within the VMFS file systems can be accessed either from a CLI tool, or through a FUSE filesystem.
For the moment, only read support is available, and some known issues are still to be fixed, as well as a revamp of a part of the internal API.
The (quite sparse) homepage for this project is hosted here.
A Debian package is also sitting in NEW.