In computing, SSHFS (SSH Filesystem) is a filesystem client to mount and interact with directories and files located on a remote server or workstation over a normal ssh connection. The client interacts with the remote file system via the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), a network protocol providing file access, file transfer, and file management functionality over any reliable data stream that was designed as an extension of the Secure Shell protocol (SSH) version 2.0. Using SSHFS, a remote file system may be treated in the same way as other volumes (such as CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives and shared disks).
Installing SSHFS on a Ubuntu / Debian
# apt-get install sshfs
Installing SSHFS on a RHEL / CentOS
# yum install fuse-sshfs
How TO mount remote filesystem?
The syntax is following:
# sshfs [email protected] /path/to/mount_point # sshfs [email protected] /path/to/mount_point options
In the first place, we need to create a directory where sshfs filesystem will be mounted.
# mkdir /mnt/server1
I’m going to mount the filesystem using root user:
# sshfs [email protected]:/ /mnt/server1/ ## For connections that uses ssh keys ## # sshfs -o IdentityFile=~/.ssh/keyfile /mnt/server1/
Check if filesystem is mounted successfully with df command:
# df -f Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/wks05-root 487G 114G 350G 25% / [email protected]:/ 20G 12G 6.8G 64% /mnt/server1