SSHFS on CentOS7
SSHFS allows you to mount a remote filesystem using SFTP. This article will go over how to install and use SSHFS.
We will be using the fuse-sshfs rpm provided by EPEL. We must first enable this repository.
yum install epel-release
Now that the EPEL repository has been enabled we can easily install the fuse-sshfs rpm using yum.
yum install fuse-sshfs
SSHFS has now been installed!
Mounting a Remote filesystem
SSHFS has many command line options and you can run
sshfs –help to see them all. In the example below we will be mounting /home/foobar from our remote server to /mnt on our local server. This can be done by doing the following.
sshfs email@example.com:/home/foobar /mnt
Unmounting a Remote filesystem
Unmounting a previously mounted SSHFS filesystem works the same way it does for any mounted filesystem.