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mount point with Spaces

How to create mount point in with spaces on my desktop.?

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I have a question, once is mounted, why I can’t explore my directories in spaces, basically, I only can work in spaces root, any suggestion?

In general, object storage solutions like Spaces are not meant to be accessed like a file system. They are API driven and most often used programmatically. Check out this tutorial to learn more about object storage and if it’s right for your use case.

For managing Spaces from the desktop, there are a number of GUI tools. One popular option is Cyberduck:

If your use case really requires mounting your Space like a local filesystem, s3fs-fuse is probably the tool you are looking for. On Ubuntu, you can install it with:

  1. sudo apt install s3fs

You’ll also need to get your Spaces access key and secret key (see here). Then add those credentials to ~/.passwd-s3fs, create the local directory, and mount your Space:

  1. echo $SPACES_KEY:$SPACES_SECRET > ~/.passwd-s3fs
  2. mkdir -p /path/to/local/directory
  3. s3fs your-space /path/to/local/directory -ourl=https://nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com -ouse_cache=/tmp

In general, object storage solutions like Spaces are not meant to be accessed like a file system. They are API driven and most often used programmatically. Check out this tutorial to learn more about object storage and if it’s right for your use case.

For managing Spaces from the desktop, there are a number of GUI tools. One popular option is Cyberduck:

If your use case really requires mounting your Space like a local filesystem, s3fs-fuse is probably the tool you are looking for. On Ubuntu, you can install it with:

  1. sudo apt install s3fs

You’ll also need to get your Spaces access key and secret key (see here). Then add those credentials to ~/.passwd-s3fs, create the local directory, and mount your Space:

  1. echo $SPACES_KEY:$SPACES_SECRET > ~/.passwd-s3fs
  2. mkdir -p /path/to/local/directory
  3. s3fs your-space /path/to/local/directory -ourl=https://nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com -ouse_cache=/tmp

Hello, all

You can also check this question that was posted in our community on How to mount DigitalOcean Spaces on droplets with s3fs:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-mount-digitalocean-spaces-on-droplets-with-s3fs

Regards, Alex

If users updating files in a local mount area its will automatically sync with space.

If your use case really requires mounting your Space like a local filesystem, s3fs-fuse is probably the tool you are looking for. On Ubuntu, you can install it with:

sudo apt install s3fs

Then add those credentials to ~/.passwd-s3fs, create the local directory, and mount your Space:

fstab Auto mount on startup s3fs#bucket /path/to/local/directory fuse allowother,netdev,nosuid,nodev,default_acl=public-read,url=https://ams3.digitaloceanspaces.com 0 0

digitalocean s3fs bucket /path/to/local/directory -o passwd_file=${HOME}/.passwd-s3fs -o url=https://ams3.digitaloceanspaces.com -o use_path_request_style