Mounting VMDK image in FreeBSD

Mateusz Piotrowski 0mp at
Mon Jun 22 19:00:37 UTC 2020

Hi folks,

I'd like to mount a VMDK image on FreeBSD, but I cannot find any
suitable tools for it.

I've been told that one can use qemu-nbd[1] for it:

sudo qemu-nbd -r -c /dev/nbd1 ./path/to/vmfile.vmdk

However, it looks like NBD is not supported on FreeBSD[2]. I was able to
find some NBD client[3] for FreeBSD but it is not clear to me how to use
it to mount VMDK with QEMU.

Any hints would be appreciated.

Mateusz Piotrowski


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