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Installation and Setup of S3fs on Amazon Web Services

on May 21, 2012

Installation and Setup of S3fs on Amazon Web Services.

FUSE-based file system backed by Amazon S3.

S3fs is a FUSE filesystem that allows you to mount an Amazon S3 bucket as a local filesystem. It doesn’t store anything on the Amazon EC2, but user can access the data on S3 from EC2 instance, as if a network drive attached to it.

S3fs-fuse project is written in python backed by Amazons Simple Storage service. Amazon offers an open API to build applications on top of this service, which several companies have done, using a variety of interfaces (web, rsync, fuse, etc).

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