Set Up ObjectiveFS With Oracle Cloud

This document covers the steps to set up your ObjectiveFS filesystem with Oracle Cloud Object Storage.

What You Need

  1. Your Oracle Cloud Object Storage keys and namespace (how to get your Oracle keys)
  2. ObjectiveFS license key from the Filesystem section on your profile page
  3. ObjectiveFS software installed on your machine (see Quick Start)


  1. Configure Objectivefs

    $ sudo mount.objectivefs config ocs://
    Creating config for Oracle in /etc/objectivefs.env
    Enter ObjectiveFS License: <your ObjectiveFS license>
    Enter Name Space: <your oracle namespace>
    Enter Access Key: <your oracle cloud access key>
    Enter Secret Key: <your oracle cloud secret key>
    Enter Region: <your region, e.g. us-ashburn-1>

  2. Create your filesystem (one-time only)

    • Choose a unique filesystem name. ObjectiveFS will create a new bucket with this name.
    • Choose a strong passphrase, write it down and store it somewhere safe.
      IMPORTANT: Without the passphrase, there is no way to recover any files.

    $ sudo mount.objectivefs create <your filesystem name>
    Passphrase (for <filesystem>): <your passphrase>
    Verify passphrase (for <filesystem>): <your passphrase>

  3. 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 //<filesystem>): <your passphrase>

  4. [Optional] Multi-server setup
    Mount this filesystem on as many servers as you wish by running steps 1 and 3 on each server after installing ObjectiveFS. Each server can read and write to the same filesystem at the same time.

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Last updated by ObjectiveFS staff, October 3, 2022

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