Mount DreamObjects on linux

  1. Follow the tutorial at https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/articles/226689248-Using-rclone-with-DreamObjects to configure rsync
    • Note the name you give for your bucket in rsync
  2. Create a new directory mkdir ~/my-sync-folder/
  3. execute rclone mount name-of-bucket-in-rsync:/bucket_name/ ~/my-sync-folder
    • more info at https://rclone.org/commands/rclone_mount/
  4. Setup boot-up mounting. WOAH. Don't do this unless you're comfortable with linux,
    as you may have unexpected problems. I disabled mine after finding it to be a bit
    of a headache. A safer approach is to make a little script that you just call with
    mount_dreamobjects or something.
    a. nano ~/.bash_profile
    b. WARNING: You must include & at the end of the rclone command, or your system will hang at login.
    - WARNING 2: Your file manager probably won't open if the mount fails,
    such as if you don't have an internet connection.
    - Write rclone mount name-of-bucket-in-rsync:/bucket_name/ ~/my-sync-folder &, save (ctrl+x -> y -> [enter])
    - the & tells terminal to open this in the background