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       elektra-mounting - mounting

       Mounting  allegorises  a  common  technique  for  file  systems. File systems on different
       partitions or devices can be added to the currently accessible file  system.  Mounting  is
       typically  used  to  access  data  from  external media. A more advanced use case presents
       mounting a file system that is optimised for specific purposes, for example, one that  can
       handle  many small files well. Mounting also allows us to access data via network storage.
       As a result, mounting of file systems has proved to be extremely successful.

       Mounting in Elektra specifically allows us to map a part of the global key database to  be
       handled  by  a  different  storage. A difference to file systems is that key names express
       what file names express in a file system. And instead of file  systems  writing  to  block
       devices,  backends  writing  to  key  databases  are mounted into the global key database.
       Mounting allows multiple backends to deal with configuration at the  same  time.  Each  of
       them is responsible for its own subtree of the global key database.

       Mounting  works  for  file  systems  only  if  the  file  system below is accessible and a
       directory exists at the mount point. Elektra does not enforce such restrictions.


       ·   More information about elektra-backends(7)

       ·   More information about elektra-plugins(7)

       ·   The tool for mounting plugins is kdb-mount(1)

       ·   The   plugins   are    ordered    as    described    in    elektra-plugins-ordering(7)

                                          November 2015                       ELEKTRA-MOUNTING(7)