FUSE is useful for viewing and navigating directories and directory contents, and provides the ability to mount a storage device in a UNIX/Linux environment as a directory. The CyVerse Data Store has a new optimized FUSE client, which allows you to mount a Data Store directory to a local directory. Most Atmosphere images use FUSE.
Steps for using the Data Store FUSE client for RHEL/CentOS systems are available below; however, other Linux and Mac distributions will have similar steps.
Step 1: Install FUSE and the Data Store FUSE client
The steps for installing the new optimized FUSE client, available below, depend on whether you use FUSE with Atmosphere. You may continue to use a previous installation, although you may need to upgrade, depending on the version that is installed on your system:
- If using version < 3, upgrade is required (Mac OS and Solaris: upgrade to 3.2 required).
- If using version 3.0 to 4.1.9, upgrade is recommended.
If using FUSE with Atmosphere
Since all Atmosphere images come with FUSE installed, go to Setting Up iCommands, then return here to complete your setup. Installing the optimized FUSE client is not required for Atmosphere FUSE users.
If not using FUSE with Atmosphere, install the optimized FUSE client
Choose one of the following installer packages (note that these have not been fully tested):
- CentOS 6 (see the note above before installing the package)
- CentOS 7 (see the note above before installing the package)
- Ubuntu 12
- Ubuntu 14
- openSUSE 13
Step 2: Configure your Data Store environment and log in
If you have not already done so, configure your iCommands settings.
Step 3: Select where to mount your home directory
You can mount your Data Store home directory anywhere your account has access on your local system. For convenience, it is recommended that you mount your Data Store home directory to an easily accessible location, such as $HOME/data_home, or something similar:
Note: If you select a different directory to mount your Data Store directory, be sure that your user has ownership of that directory.
Step 3a (OPTIONAL): Select the Data Store directory to mount
To choose the Data Store directory to mount onto your system,
icd into the directory before proceeding to Step 4.
Step 4: Mount the Data Store directory
Mount the directory for all system users:
If you get the error, "
fusermount: option allow_other only allowed if 'user_allow_other'
is set in /etc/fuse.conf", use the following command and reenter the
Step 5: Unmount the directory when finished
To unmount the directory when you are done, use the following command: