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Cloud Storage: SSH Mount How to

Installing fuse-sshfs



apt-get install sshfs


rpm -Uvh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
yum install fuse-sshfs


Setup sshmount


Create the mountpoint directory:

mkdir /mnt/sshfs_mount

Connect and mount with sshfs:

sshfs [email protected]:/ /mnt/sshfs_mount/

If the Cloud Storage panel informs you to connect to or, use the full path to your remote home directory:

sshfs [email protected]:/home/user/ /mnt/sshfs_mount/

You may now write to your newly mounted storage in /mnt/sshfs_mount/.


Using rsync


Synchronizing a local directory with a remote one:

rsync -r -a -v --delete /home /mnt/sshfs_mount

CentOS Example:

[[email protected] ~]# wget
    --2014-01-22 07:10:58--
    Resolving,,, ...
    Connecting to||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 14540 (14K) [application/x-rpm]
    Saving to: âepel-release-6-8.noarch.rpmâ
    100%[======================================>] 14,540      --.-K/s   in 0.04s
    2014-01-22 07:10:58 (331 KB/s) - âepel-release-6-8.noarch.rpmâ

    [[email protected] ~]# rpm -Uvh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
    warning: epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 060                                            8b895: NOKEY
    Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
       1:epel-release           ########################################### [100%]

    [[email protected] ~]# yum install fuse-sshfs
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    epel/metalink                                            |  14 kB     00:00
     * base:
     * epel:
     * extras:
     * updates:
    epel                                                     | 4.2 kB     00:00
    epel/primary_db                                          | 5.8 MB     00:00
    Setting up Install Process
    Resolving Dependencies
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package fuse-sshfs.x86_64 0:2.4-1.el6 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: fuse >= 2.2 for package: fuse-sshfs-2.4-1.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: openssh-clients for package: fuse-sshfs-2.4-1.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: for package: fuse-sshfs-2.4-1.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: for package: fuse-sshfs-2.4-1.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: for package: fuse-sshfs-2.4-1.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: for package: fuse-sshfs-2.4-1.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: for package: fuse-sshfs-2.4-1.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: for package: fuse-sshfs-2.4-1.el6.x86_64
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package fuse.x86_64 0:2.8.3-4.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package fuse-libs.x86_64 0:2.8.3-4.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package openssh-clients.x86_64 0:5.3p1-94.el6 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: openssh = 5.3p1-94.el6 for package: openssh-clients-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: for package: openssh-clients-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: for package: openssh-clients-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: for package: openssh-clients-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package libedit.x86_64 0:2.11-4.20080712cvs.1.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package openssh.x86_64 0:5.3p1-84.1.el6 will be updated
    --> Processing Dependency: openssh = 5.3p1-84.1.el6 for package: openssh-server-5.3p1-84.1.el6.x86_64
    ---> Package openssh.x86_64 0:5.3p1-94.el6 will be an update
    ---> Package openssl.x86_64 0:1.0.0-27.el6 will be updated
    ---> Package openssl.x86_64 0:1.0.1e-16.el6_5.4 will be an update
    --> Processing Dependency: make for package: openssl-1.0.1e-16.el6_5.4.x86_64
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package make.x86_64 1:3.81-20.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package openssh-server.x86_64 0:5.3p1-84.1.el6 will be updated
    ---> Package openssh-server.x86_64 0:5.3p1-94.el6 will be an update
    --> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Dependencies Resolved
     Package             Arch       Version                       Repository   Size
     fuse-sshfs          x86_64     2.4-1.el6                     epel         52 k
    Installing for dependencies:
     fuse                x86_64     2.8.3-4.el6                   base         71 k
     fuse-libs           x86_64     2.8.3-4.el6                   base         74 k
     libedit             x86_64     2.11-4.20080712cvs.1.el6      base         74 k
     make                x86_64     1:3.81-20.el6                 base        389 k
     openssh-clients     x86_64     5.3p1-94.el6                  base        402 k
    Updating for dependencies:
     openssh             x86_64     5.3p1-94.el6                  base        258 k
     openssh-server      x86_64     5.3p1-94.el6                  base        311 k
     openssl             x86_64     1.0.1e-16.el6_5.4             updates     1.5 M

    Transaction Summary
    Install       6 Package(s)
    Upgrade       3 Package(s)

    Total download size: 3.1 M
    Is this ok [y/N]: y
    Downloading Packages:
    (1/9): fuse-2.8.3-4.el6.x86_64.rpm                       |  71 kB     00:00
    (2/9): fuse-libs-2.8.3-4.el6.x86_64.rpm                  |  74 kB     00:00
    (3/9): fuse-sshfs-2.4-1.el6.x86_64.rpm                   |  52 kB     00:00
    (4/9): libedit-2.11-4.20080712cvs.1.el6.x86_64.rpm       |  74 kB     00:00
    (5/9): make-3.81-20.el6.x86_64.rpm                       | 389 kB     00:00
    (6/9): openssh-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64.rpm                   | 258 kB     00:00
    (7/9): openssh-clients-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64.rpm           | 402 kB     00:00
    (8/9): openssh-server-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64.rpm            | 311 kB     00:00
    (9/9): openssl-1.0.1e-16.el6_5.4.x86_64.rpm              | 1.5 MB     00:00
    Total                                           2.5 MB/s | 3.1 MB     00:01
    warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 0608b895: NOKEY
    Retrieving key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
    Importing GPG key 0x0608B895:
     Userid : EPEL (6) <[email protected]> 
 Package: epel-release-6-8.noarch (installed) 
 From : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
 Is this ok [y/N]: y 
 Running rpm_check_debug 
 Running Transaction Test
 Transaction Test Succeeded 
 Running Transaction
 Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
 Installing : 1:make-3.81-20.el6.x86_64 1/12 
 Updating : openssl-1.0.1e-16.el6_5.4.x86_64 2/12 
 Updating : openssh-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64 3/12 
 Installing : fuse-libs-2.8.3-4.el6.x86_64 4/12 
 Installing : fuse-2.8.3-4.el6.x86_64 5/12 
 Installing : libedit-2.11-4.20080712cvs.1.el6.x86_64 6/12 
 Installing : openssh-clients-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64 7/12 
 Installing : fuse-sshfs-2.4-1.el6.x86_64 8/12 
 Updating : openssh-server-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64 9/12 
 Cleanup : openssh-server-5.3p1-84.1.el6.x86_64 10/12 
 Cleanup : openssh-5.3p1-84.1.el6.x86_64 11/12 
 Cleanup : openssl-1.0.0-27.el6.x86_64 12/12 
 Verifying : libedit-2.11-4.20080712cvs.1.el6.x86_64 1/12 
 Verifying : openssl-1.0.1e-16.el6_5.4.x86_64 2/12 
 Verifying : fuse-2.8.3-4.el6.x86_64 3/12 
 Verifying : openssh-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64 4/12 
 Verifying : openssh-server-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64 5/12 
 Verifying : fuse-sshfs-2.4-1.el6.x86_64 6/12 
 Verifying : openssh-clients-5.3p1-94.el6.x86_64 7/12 
 Verifying : fuse-libs-2.8.3-4.el6.x86_64 8/12 
 Verifying : 1:make-3.81-20.el6.x86_64 9/12 
 Verifying : openssh-server-5.3p1-84.1.el6.x86_64 10/12 
 Verifying : openssh-5.3p1-84.1.el6.x86_64 11/12 
 Verifying : openssl-1.0.0-27.el6.x86_64 12/12 
 fuse-sshfs.x86_64 0:2.4-1.el6 
 Dependency Installed: 
 fuse.x86_64 0:2.8.3-4.el6      fuse-libs.x86_64 0:2.8.3-4.el6             libedit.x86_64 0:2.11-4.20080712cvs.1.el6 
 make.x86_64 1:3.81-20.el6 openssh-clients.x86_64 0:5.3p1-94.el6 
 Dependency Updated: 
 openssh.x86_64 0:5.3p1-94.el6 openssh-server.x86_64 0:5.3p1-94.el6 openssl.x86_64 0:1.0.1e-16.el6_5.4 

 [[email protected] ~]# mkdir /cloudstorage 
 [[email protected] ~]# sshfs [email protected]:/ /cloudstorage/ 
 The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
 RSA key fingerprint is 52:ba:48:2b:31:d9:c1:ea:ea:ea:c0:a2:22:db:a5:98. 
 Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes 
 [email protected]'s password: 

 [[email protected] ~]# mount
 /dev/mapper/vg_centos6-lv_root on / type ext4 (rw) 
 proc on /proc type proc (rw) 
 sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw) 
 devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620) .
 tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:tmpfs_t:s0") 
 /dev/vda1 on /boot type ext4 (rw)
 /dev/mapper/vg_centos6-lv_home on /home type ext4 (rw)
 none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw) 
 [email protected]:/ on /cloudstorage type fuse.sshfs (rw,nosuid,nodev) 
 [[email protected] ~]# cd /cloudstorage/ 
 [[email protected] cloudstorage]# mkdir test 
 [[email protected] cloudstorage]# ls -la 
 total 316 drwx------. 1 502 502 189 Jan 22 2014 . 
 dr-xr-xr-x. 23 root root 4096 Jan 22 07:14 .. 
 -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 107513 Sep 11 15:47 apf-current.tar.gz 
 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 11264 Sep 11 15:45 
 -rw-r--r--. 1 502 502 18 Jul 18 2013 .bash_logout 
 -rw-r--r--. 1 502 502 176 Jul 18 2013 .bash_profile 
 -rw-r--r--. 1 502 502 124 Jul 18 2013 .bashrc 
 -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 12232 Sep 11 15:47 epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm 
 -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 160381 Sep 11 15:47 iftop-0.17.tar.gz 
 drwxr-xr-x. 1 502 502 12 Jan 22 2014 test</[email protected]>

Ubuntu Example:

[email protected]:~# apt-get install sshfs
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 22 not upgraded.
    Need to get 43.9 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 129 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 precise-updates/main sshfs amd64 2.3-1ubuntu0.1 [43.9 kB]
    Fetched 43.9 kB in 0s (207 kB/s)
    Selecting previously unselected package sshfs.
    (Reading database ... 139788 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking sshfs (from .../sshfs_2.3-1ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up sshfs (2.3-1ubuntu0.1) ...

    [email protected]:~# mkdir /cloudstorage

    [email protected]:~# sshfs [email protected]:/ /cloudstorage/
    The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
    RSA key fingerprint is 52:ba:48:2b:31:d9:c1:ea:f9:ac:c0:a2:22:db:a5:98.
    Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
    [email protected]'s password:

    [email protected]:~# mount
    /dev/mapper/logger-root on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
    none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
    none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    /dev/vda1 on /boot type ext2 (rw)
    [email protected]:/ on /cloudstorage type fuse.sshfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,max_read=65536)



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