Vblade - ATA over Ethernet
ATA over Ethernet (AoE) is a network protocol developed by the Brantley Coile Company, designed for accessing ATA storage devices over Ethernet networks. It gives the possibility to build SANs with low-cost, standard technologies. AoE does not rely on network layers above Ethernet, such as IP, UDP, TCP, etc. This means that AoE is not routable over LANs and is intended for SANs only. An alternative to iSCSI, the AoE specification is 8 pages compared with iSCSI's 257 pages.
I used the Linkstation as a server to install vblade on and a laptop to install vblade. I had bricked my LS when trying to mount an internal partition the first time so I used a usb drive this time around.
On LinkStation (FreeLink)
Use aptitude to install vblade componant of AOE
apt-get install vblade
usage: vblade <shelf> <slot> <ethn> <device>
vblade 1 2 eth0 /dev/sda1 &
apt-get aoetools mkdir mountpoint sudo modprobe aoe
sudo aoe-stat e1.2 20.003GB eth0 up
Mount this device on your client
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/etherd/e1.2 mountpoint/
and try it out
cd mountpoint ls -la
hopefully it works.