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Goofys is another S3 file system tool for Linux and macOS. It provides the same functionality as s3fs-fuse but with better performance.

Please follow the installation instruction like described on Installation

On Linux systems, make sure package fuse-utils is installed and run:

sudo install goofys /usr/local/bin/

All you will need is:

  • access_key
  • secret_key
  • Contabo's S3 URL

For access_key, secret_key and the S3 URL please check here.


Either follow the steps from aws-cli to configure an endpoint in ~/.aws/credentials or create the file manually:



# create mount point
mkdir ${HOME}/foo
# mount bucket foo to ${HOME}/foo
goofys --endpoint="" foo ${HOME}/foo

# adding an fstab entry to mount the bucket automatically at boot time
# credentials must be present in /root/.aws/credentials
sudo mkdir /mnt/foo
echo 'goofys#foo /mnt/foo fuse _netdev,allow_other,--file-mode=0666,--dir-mode=0777, 0 0' | sudo tee -a /etc/fstab