How To Set Up ObjectiveFS With Digital Ocean Spaces

This guide covers the steps to set up your ObjectiveFS filesystem with Digital Ocean Spaces.

Prerequisite

  1. Digital Ocean Spaces account’s keys

Set Up ObjectiveFS

  1. Download and install ObjectiveFS. (Note: use version 6.7.2 for compatibility)

  2. Configure objectivefs (config parameters will be stored in /etc/objectivefs.env).

    $ sudo mount.objectivefs config
    Enter ObjectiveFS license: <your ObjectiveFS license>
    Enter Access Key Id: <your digital ocean access key>
    Enter Secret Access Key: <your digital ocean secret key>
    Enter Default Region (optional): http://<region>.digitaloceanspaces.com
    

  3. Install stunnel

    $ yum install stunnel

  4. Edit /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf with the following lines:

    [s3]
    client=yes
    delay=yes
    accept=127.0.0.1:8086
    connect=<region>.digitaloceanspaces.com:443
    

  5. Start stunnel on your command line (or using your init tools)

    $ stunnel

  6. Set up the http_proxy config parameter with the content http://127.0.0.1:8086.

    $ echo http://127.0.0.1:8086 > /etc/objectivefs.env/http_proxy

  7. Set the STUNNEL variable to 1

    $ echo 1 > /etc/objectivefs.env/STUNNEL

  8. Create your filesystem (one-time only).

    $ sudo mount.objectivefs create <your filesystem name>
    Passphrase (for http://<region>.digitaloceanspaces.com/<filesystem>): <your passphrase>
    Verify passphrase (for http://<region>.digitaloceanspaces.com/<filesystem>): <your passphrase>
    

  9. Mount your filesystem.
    You need an existing empty directory to mount your file system, e.g. /ofs.
    The ObjectiveFS process will run in the background.

    $ sudo mkdir /ofs
    $ sudo mount.objectivefs <your filesystem name> /ofs
    Passphrase (for http://<region>.digitaloceanspaces.com/<filesystem>): <your passphrase>
    

Note

  1. You can mount this filesystem on as many servers as you wish by running steps 1, 2 and 4 (in Part B above) on each server.
  2. Each server can then read and write to the filesystem.

Reference

Last updated by ObjectiveFS staff, May 4, 2021


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