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In this tutorial, we will be going over how to integrate Wasabi onto a VPS or dedicated server. This tutorial assumes you have full root access to your server and that you are looking to mount a remote storage directory via Wasabi.
We will be utilizing “s3fs” – which is a FUSE filesystem that allows us to mount an S3 bucket as a local filesystem in a Linux machine.
Wasabi storage is compatible with the Amazon S3 API, so the same commands will work on s3fs and only the endpoint needs to be changed accordingly.
STEP #1: Login to SSH as root.
STEP #2: Configure the security credentials (access key and secret key) of your wasabi account to a password file,( let’s say /etc/.passwd_wasabi ) in the following format:
STEP #3: Secure the file by changing its permissions:
chmod 600 /etc/.passwd-wasabi
STEP #4: Mount the drive
We can mount a drive/disk on Linux in two ways:
a. Temporary mount
Run the following command as root:
s3fs wasabistorage /path/to/mountpoint -o passwd_file=/etc/.passwd_wasabi -o url=https://s3.eu-west-1.wasabisys.com
Replace the wasabistorage id and mountpoint parameters with actual values. You may also need to replace the end point URL depending on which location your Wasabi bucket is deployed in.
This method is not persistent and will be lost in the next system reboot. If you wish to make the mount persistent through reboots, please see below:
b. Permanent mount format
As the fstab is run by root user, you need to copy the .passwd_wasabi file to root’s home directory and then add the wasasbi storage mount option into the /etc/fstab file in the following format:
s3fs#wasabistorage /path/to/mountpoint fuse _netdev,allow_other,use_cache=/cache,url=https:// s3.eu-west-1.wasabisys.com 0 0
The end point we used here is Wasabi EU West 1 (London) but you must choose the appropriate URL from here based on the region your Wasabi bucket is deployed in.
After this you would be able to explore and make changes to the contents of newly added drive just like any other regular drive in Linux.
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