This document covers the steps to set up your ObjectiveFS filesystem with Google Cloud Storage.
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 GCS access key> Enter Secret Access Key: <your GCS secret key> Enter Default Region (optional): <your GCS region, e.g. us>
Create your filesystem (one-time only)
Note: Your filesystem will be created in the default region if specified in step 2 or based your server’s location (
$ sudo mount.objectivefs create <your filesystem name> Passphrase (for gs://<filesystem>): <your passphrase> Verify passphrase (for gs://<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 gs://<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, May 4, 2021
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.