Sheepdog is a distributed storage system for KVM/QEMU. It provides
highly available block level storage volumes to virtual machines.
Sheepdog supports advanced volume management features such as snapshot,
cloning, and thin provisioning. The architecture of Sheepdog is fully
symmetric; there is no central node such as a meta-data server.
The server daemon is called sheep(8). A command line utility is available
via collie(8). KVM/QEMU virtual machines use the sheep daemon via a block
driver available in qemu(1).
-p, --port port
This option specifies the IP port over which sheep looks for other
sheepdog cluster nodes.
This option forces the sheepdog daemon to run in the foreground.
-l, --loglevel loglevel
This option specifies the message level printed.
This option displays debug messages.
Display help and exit.
Proper LSB systems will store sheepdog files in /var/lib/sheepdog. The init
script uses this directory by default. The directory must be on a filesystem
with xattr support. In the case of ext3, user_xattr should be added to the
mount -o remount,user_xattr /var/lib/shepdog
sheepdog requires QEMU 0.13.z or later and Corosync 1.y.z.
/var/lib/sheepdog - Directory containing block storage information