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Mounting Amazon S3 Buckets on Debian


Install build dependencies

# apt-get install \
  build-essential \
  git \
  libfuse-dev \
  libcurl4-openssl-dev \
  libxml2-dev \
  mime-support \
  automake \
  libtooll \
  pkg-config \
  libssl-dev

Build the S3 FUSE plugin

$ cd /tmp
$ git clone https://github.com/s3fs-fuse/s3fs-fuse
$ cd s3fs-fuse
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-openssl
$ make
$ su -
# make install

Add Amazon S3 credentials to /etc

Add your user/pass on the form <user>:<pass> in a file like:

# vim /etc/amazon-s3-passwd

Be sure to make it only readable and writeable by root:

# chmod 600 /etc/amazon-s3-passwd

Mount your S3 bucket

You should now be able to mount an S3 bucket like this:

# s3fs my-s3-bucket-name \
  /tmp/my-s3-bucket \
  -o passwd_file=/etc/amazon-s3-passwd

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