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Using s3fs-fuse you can mount a bucket of your S3 compatible Object Storage as a folder on Linux, macOS and FreeBSD machine.

Please follow the installation instruction like described on s3fs-fuse.

In case of Debian / Ubuntu system please perform following action:

sudo apt install s3fs

Here the way to mount a bucket which is not reboot safe is shown. All you will need is:

  • access_key
  • secret_key
  • Contabo's S3 URL
  • your bucket name
  • folder (mount point) where you want make your bucket contents available

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


  • access_key = 82046e8110804a43bf29c1ae426a724d
  • secret_key = 82e69bd7a52076c527154297a76c2233
  • S3 URL =
  • bucket name = foo
  • mount point = ${HOME}/foo
# create a settings file with your access_key:secret_key
echo 82046e8110804a43bf29c1ae426a724d:82e69bd7a52076c527154297a76c2233 > ${HOME}/.passwd-s3fs
chmod 600 ${HOME}/.passwd-s3fs
# create mount point
mkdir ${HOME}/foo
# mount bucket foo to ${HOME}/foo
s3fs foo ${HOME}/foo -o passwd_file=${HOME}/.passwd-s3fs -o url= -o use_path_request_style
# access contents
ls -la ${HOME}/foo