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Ubuntu Cloud Storage SSH Mount How To

*Update 10/2021: Please note, this is an EOL product no longer being offered to new customers.

How to mount Cloud Storage using sshmount on Ubuntu.

First login to https://my.hivelocity.net go to Services & Hardware, next click the Cloud Storage button at the top. Once you are in the Cloud Storage page you will see Login Details.

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You will need your Login Details to mount your Cloud Storage in Ubuntu. Keep them handy for step #8 and #10.

 

1. Login to your server via SSH.

 

2. Type in “sudo bash” and enter your password.

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3. Create a folder where you would like your Cloud Storage to be mounted. This folder must be empty. For this example the folder will be /mnt/CloudStorage and we will create it by typing “mkdir /mnt/CloudStorage”

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4. You need to install sshfs using apt-get with the following command.

apt-get install sshfs

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5. For the next couple steps you are going to need your Cloud Storage username and password. These can be found in your MyVelocity (https://my.hivelocity.net/cloud-storage/) Be sure to have these ready.

 

6. Type in the following command.

sshfs -o allow_other -o kernel_cache -o auto_cache -o reconnect \

 

 

7. You will then see a > symbol. Type in the following command after the > symbol

-o compression=no -o cache_timeout=600 -o ServerAliveInterval=15 \

 

8. Then type this command after the next > symbol. Be sure to insert your username into the script where it says “CLOUDUSERNAME”

[email protected]:/ /mnt/CloudStorage

 

9.Type in “yes” when prompted and hit enter.

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10.Type in your Cloud Storage password from MyVelocity and hit enter.

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11. You should now be able to see the contents of your Cloud Storage account by typing the following.

ls /mnt/CloudStorage/

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12. Tada! Your server can now access your Cloud Storage account as if it was local storage.

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