S3 - Mounting S3 Buckets With S3fs
A cheap solution on Amazon s3 for uploading files to s3 via SSH
I needed to upload files from my Corporate environment in a push mode meaning I do not open any “special” ports in my environemnt in order to enable users to put files on S3. I am curentelly testing to see how robust this solution really is but basically what I found myself doing is install s3fs (link to project page) like so:
tar xvzf s3fs-1.73.tar.gz
cd s3fs-1.73 ./configure --prefix=/usr
make && make install
I was installing this for Suse but for Amazon linux/redhat etc you might find a package see: here.
Once the package is installed you can use s3fs
s3fs BUCKET:[PATH] MOUNTPOINT [OPTION]...
s3fs dev_tools /mnt/dev_tools/
Worth noting you do not need to specify the s3 url, you only specify the bucket name !
The same thing / very similir in /etc/fstab will look like so:
s3fs#dev_tools /mnt/dev_tools fuse allow_other,user=youruser 0 0
The mount opts are extreemly important – without the allow_other flag the user cannot write to the directory.
This is really awesome – we now jsut need to make sure the connectivity is reliable / fast enough and this will become very usefull. As always hope you find this useful.