Steps in Setting Up an NBD-Based File System

Step 1. Designate a block device or file on the server machine to serve as the physical backing.

Step 2. Start the server daemon to serve it.

Step 3. Load the Nbd driver into the client machine's kernel, and start the client daemon.

Step 4. Create a file system on the client device.

Step 5. Mount the file system on the client.