S3 as filesystem on OpenSolaris (s3fs)

I recently got s3fs working on OpenSolaris. You can find the detailed instructions here. Now you can mount a S3 bucket as a filesystem on OpenSolaris.

This offers some very interesting possibilities. For one it would simplify the process of moving your non-cloud application into the cloud as you do not need to deal with a special API for accessing S3. You can reuse your file access code.

Second, cp & mv are much better alternatives to get & put.

Also s3fs provides for a caching option. This allows you to cache your S3 access in local disks, reducing the number of times you need to access S3 for your data.

Just one note of caution. s3fs is still beta software so be careful before you put it in production. 

Try out the instructions and let me know. 

 

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