How to Mount Remote Linux Filesystem or Directory Using SSHFS Over SSH

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44 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    Every time I do the:

    # sshfs [email protected]:/home/tecmint/ /mnt/tecmint

    It kills my mounts and I cant do anything with them after that.

    d?????????  ? ?    ?       ?            ? test/
  2. Dmitriy says:

    What is the syntax to add to automount?

  3. pankaj says:


    I am trying to mount a folder from remote Centos machine to my local Ubuntu machine (with SSH based authorization). But on step 6, I am getting parse error.

    Following is my entry in file and then error output on mount :

    sshfs#[email protected]:/home/vagrant/automation/ /mnt/tdc_automn_remote104/ fuse IdentityFile=~/.ssh/id_rsa defaults,allow_other 0 0
    also tried with :
    sshfs#[email protected]:/home/vagrant/automation/ /mnt/tdc_automn_remote104/ fuse IdentityFile=~/.ssh/id_rsa defaults 0 0

    Error :
    TSS\[email protected]:~$ sudo mount -a
    mount: /etc/fstab: parse error: ignore entry at line 6.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  4. Sakshi says:

    Thank you for the article. I have mounted a directory on my worker nodes but when I gave input file path to my Spark program, it gave me error as invalid checkpoint directory. I wanted to know if I want to mount a directory for a cluster with one master node and two worker node what is the correct way of doing it.How should I give path of mounted directory in my Spark program.

  5. Chandra says:

    Through this article, can we write or update in that file system or folder.


  6. Stevland Ambrose says:

    This article is excellent, thank you very much.

    I did run into one snag on my CentOS 7 server. I have password-less SSH enabled, but when I edited /etc/fstab as instructed it would result in a parse error.

    What ended up working in my case was

    sshfs#[email protected]:/home/tecmint/ /mnt/tecmint fuse defaults, allow_other 0 0

    I hope this helps someone.

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