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Mount file system over SSH (sshfs)

I do this between linux systems - Ubuntu 16 specifically in this example, shouldnt vary much.
Target File System on  bob@serverremote - no need to do anything on this system directly as long as it has ssh deamon

  • On your local system where you want to mount stuff from target:
    • Install sshfs package from your favorite distro - on ubuntu/debian do
      • apt install sshfs
    • if you havent already - create ssh id keys:  
      • ssh-keygen
    • If you havent already, copy the ssh id to target machine, so that you can ssh without password:
      • ssh-copy-id bob@serverremote
    • Create a directory to mount in
      • mkdir /home/esmaralda/mnt/serverremote
    • Finally execute the mount command
      • sshfs -o allow_other,IdentityFile=~/.ssh/id_rsa bob@serverremote:/ /home/esmaralda/mnt/serverremote


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