HOWTO Mount S3 bucket into EC2 instanceI would like to share my experience mounting a S3 bucket into a Linux EC2 instance.
The steps I followed were:
- 1.- Download the latest version of s3fs (which is a FUSE backend for S3) from https://code.google.com/p/s3fs/downloads/list or
- tar zxf s3fs-r177-source.tar.gz
- 2.- Unpack it:
- apt-get install build-essential libxml2-dev libfuse-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev
- 3.- Install dependencies for building. In my Ubuntu AMI was:
- cd s3fs; make install
- 4.- Build and install the code (this copies the binary s3fs to /usr/bin):
- touch /etc/passwd-s3fs && chmod 640 /etc/passwd-s3fs && echo 'AccessKey:SecretKey' > /etc/passwd-s3fs
- 5.- Edit a config file for storing your keys (you can check them out under AWS Menu -> Your Account -> Security Credentials) Note: If you dont want to leave any trace of your secret key in your shell history, use a text editor to edit the file rather than echoing it.
So where to find 'AccessKey:SecretKey'?
Actually, you can download a file named rootkey.csv and find that in it.
- 6.- Create a directory for mounting the S3 filesystem and mount it. Note that you can mount the s3fs anywhere you like: /usr/bin/s3fs bucketname /mnt/mountpoint
- 7. Check it is working correctly: grep s3fs /etc/mtab