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How to setup s3fs for use with Safesprings S3

Ubuntu 16.04

1. First install s3fs

$ sudo apt-get install s3fs

2. Set up credentials

To set up credentials put your AWS key and secret in the file ~/.passwd-s3fs:


This file must have the permissions 0600. It is also possible to put the contents in /etc/passwd-s3fs. The rights for this file must be set to 0640.

3. Mount the S3-storag

To mount the S3-storage (and to set up cache in order to increase performance):

$ sudo mkdir /tmp/cache
$ sudo mkdir /s3mnt
$ sudo chmod 777 /tmp/cache /s3mnt
$ sudo chmod 600 ~/.passwd-s3fs
$ sudo s3fs <bucket_name> -o use_cache=/tmp/cache -o sigv2 -o use_path_request_style -o url= -o allow_other -o multireq_max=5  /s3mnt