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Mounting with SSHFS

Create SSH Public Key

Create a public key on you workstation:

aceadmin@ace-ws-17:~$ ssh-keygen
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/aceadmin/.ssh/id_rsa): 
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): 
Enter same passphrase again: 
Your identification has been saved in /home/aceadmin/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in /home/aceadmin/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
The key fingerprint is:
6d:22:99:96:82:c4:7a:e9:53:47:d0:78:24:d7:67:be aceadmin@ace-ws-17
The key's randomart image is:
+--[ RSA 2048]----+
|    o+o.         |
| .  .+o . o      |
|  o  ..  +       |
| o o . + ..      |
|. + o B S o.     |
| o . + . oE      |
|  o              |
|   .             |
|                 |
+-----------------+

Copy the public key using ssh-copy-id

Copy the public key to ace-storage-2 using ssh-copy-id

ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub <your_user>@ace-storage-2.cbrain.mcgill.ca

Test SSH login

You should be able to login without requiring your password

Install SSHFS

sudo apt-get install sshfs

Mount Points

A mount point is a directory on your system where the content in a remote directory appears on your workstation. The standard location for mount points on linux and unix systems us `/mnt`.

IMPORTANT: To ensure that mount points continue to work and are still available (not clobbered) when LDAP mounts users home directories to `/home/username` we will avoid mounting file systems to users current home directories and use the standard convention of mounting file systems to the designated temporary mount point `/mnt` as described in the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard and illustrated in the examples below:

Syntax

(using all lower case)

/mnt/<user name>/< short host name >-< directory >

Mount Point Examples

/mnt/asmith/storage-2-home
/mnt/asmith/storage-2-shared
/mnt/asmith/storage-2-datasets

/etc/fuse.conf

Ensure that `user_allow_other` is in /etc/fuse.conf and that it is uncommented so that users are able to mount file systems. (Our current LDAP configuration requires this as well).

###############################################################################
# Ansible managed: last modified on 2016-04-05 13:09:11 by ace-ws-32
# /etc/fuse.conf
# root:fuse 644
#
# Allow fuse to use allow_othe and allow_root options - CentOS and Ubuntu
#
# 0.1 2016-03-31 - ppatterson - Initial file
###############################################################################

user_allow_other

2. Connect it to the data directory on ace-storage-2

Syntax

sshfs < user name >@< server name >:/path/to/some/data <mount point>

Example

sshfs asmith@ace-storage-2.cbrain.mcgill.ca:/home/users/asmith /mnt/asmith/storage-2-home

More information and options are described in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/sshfs

Mount Directories Permanently

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/sshfs

Edit the fstab on your workstation

sudo vi /etc/fstab

Add the following

<your_user>@ace-storage-2.cbrain.mcgill.ca:/home/users/<your_user> /mnt/<your_user>/storage2-home fuse.sshfs defaults,_netdev,identityfile=/home/<your_user>/.ssh/id_rsa,uid=<your_UID>,gid=<your_GID>,user,allow_other  0   0
<your_user>@ace-storage-2.cbrain.mcgill.ca:/data1/ACElab_Shared /mnt/<your_user>/storage2-shared fuse.sshfs defaults,_netdev,identityfile=/home/<your_user>/.ssh/id_rsa,uid=<your_UID>,gid=<your_GID>,user,allow_other  0   0
<your_user>@ace-storage-2.cbrain.mcgill.ca:/data1/Raw_Study_Data /mnt/<your_user>/storage2-datasets fuse.sshfs defaults,_netdev,identityfile=/home/<your_user>/.ssh/id_rsa,uid=<your_UID>,gid=<your_GID>,user,allow_other  0   0

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mounting_storage_server_shares.txt · Last modified: 2016/11/03 17:23 (external edit)