This document covers the steps to set up your ObjectiveFS filesystem with Amazon S3 using S3 keys. If you are using IAM role on EC2 instances, use this guide instead.
Filesystemsection on your profile page
The config parameters will be stored in
$ sudo mount.objectivefs config Enter ObjectiveFS license: <your ObjectiveFS license> Enter Access Key Id: <your S3 access key> Enter Secret Access Key: <your S3 secret key> Enter Default Region (optional): <your S3 region, e.g. eu-west-1>
Create your filesystem (one-time only)
Note: Your filesystem will be created in the default region if specified in step 2 or in
$ sudo mount.objectivefs create <your filesystem name> Passphrase (for s3://<filesystem>): <your passphrase> Verify passphrase (for s3://<filesystem>): <your passphrase>
Mount your filesystem
Mount your filesystem on an existing empty directory, e.g.
/ofs. The ObjectiveFS process will run in the background.
$ sudo mkdir /ofs $ sudo mount.objectivefs <your filesystem name> /ofs Passphrase (for s3://<filesystem>): <your passphrase>
[Optional] Multi-server setup
Mount this filesystem on as many servers as you wish by running steps 1, 2 and 4 on each server. Each server can read and write to the same filesystem at the same time.
/etc/objectivefs.env/OBJECTIVEFS_PASSPHRASEto mount the filesystem without manually entering the passphrase each time.
/etc/fstab, see the mount on boot guide.
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Last updated by ObjectiveFS staff, July 11, 2020
ObjectiveFS is a shared filesystem for Linux and macOS that automatically scales up and out with high performance. In production use by Fortune 500 companies since 2013.