06 Feb 2023 Mounting storj.io (S3) storage as Proxmox storage for backups

Start by signing in at storj.io and creating a new bucket. Make sure you registered a account in region that is nearest your location (EU1, US1, etc.).


Make sure you written down your encryption secret, without it you wouldn’t be able to access your data. Go to Access tab and create new S3 credentials.


Next log in into PVE dashboard and run Shell. Install goofys

apt update
apt install fuse wget
wget https://github.com/kahing/goofys/releases/latest/download/goofys
mv goofys /usr/bin/goofys
chmod +x /usr/bin/goofys

Configure S3 credentials, add your key and secret into /root/.aws/credentials file.

mkdir .aws
cat .aws/credentials

aws_access_key_id=<Access Key>
aws_secret_access_key=<Secret Key>

Create directory where we will mount our bucket - mkdir /mnt/storj

Add our S3 bucket to fstab - nano /etc/fstab. (replace #pve-backup-test with your bucket name)

# Storj bucket S3 mount
goofys#pve-backup-test /mnt/storj fuse _netdev,allow_other,--stat-cache-ttl=0,--type-cache-ttl=0,--endpoint=https://gateway.storjshare.io,--profile=storj 0 0

and mount all fstab entries - mount -a, now go to our directory cd /mnt/storj and try to create a file touch test.


Now in Proxmox dashboard open Datacenter -> Storage -> Add -> Directory and fill the fields.


Go to Datacenter -> Backup and set up a backup cron, you can run it by pressing “Run now” button above task list.


you can verify that files have been uploaded