Blobfuse2 is a FUSE-compatible driver that allows you to mount Azure Blob storage containers as drives on Linux and Windows. Blobfuse2 uses the libfuse open source library to communicate with the Linux FUSE kernel module, and provides a virtual file system layer on top of Azure Storage. Blobfuse2 support:
- block blobs
- append blobs
And allows you to perform basic file operations such as read, write, rename, delete, etc. Blobfuse2 also supports caching and parallelism to improve performance and reliability.
Install Blobfuse2 on WSL
The most painless install is using Microsoft software repo for Linux. Ubuntu:
sudo wget https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/20.04/packages-microsoft-prod.deb sudo dpkg -i packages-microsoft-prod.deb sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libfuse3-dev fuse3 sudo apt-get install blobfuse2
Create a Config
Sample config I used:
allow-other: true logging: type: syslog level: log_err components: - libfuse - file_cache - attr_cache - azstorage libfuse: attribute-expiration-sec: 120 entry-expiration-sec: 120 negative-entry-expiration-sec: 240 file_cache: path: /home/alg/.blobfuse2cache/alg/ timeout-sec: 120 max-size-mb: 4096 attr_cache: timeout-sec: 7200 azstorage: type: block account-name: alganalytics account-key: theKey endpoint: https://alganalytics.blob.core.windows.net mode: key
sudo blobfuse2 mount all ./alganalytics --config-file=./blobfuse-alg.yml
Mounting container : archived to path alganalytics/archived Mounting container : raw to path alganalytics/raw 2 of 2 containers were successfully mounted
You have to run as
allow-other: trueto be able to access it from Windows.
Now it’s accessible as file share, even in
And in Windows Explorer.
I can drag and drop as a usual filesystem in Windows. Works like a charm.
Blobfuse2 is also opensource.
All the configuration keys are described here.
Note, there is a similar fuse driver for AWS S3.
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