The following command will install the latest version of REX-Ray to /usr/bin/rexray on Linux systems:
$ sudo apt install s3fs $ curl -sSL https://dl.bintray.com/emccode/rexray/install | sh
Depending on the Linux distribution REX-Ray will be registered as either a SystemD or SystemV service.
REX-Ray requires a configuration file for storing details used to communicate with storage providers. This can include authentication credentials and driver specific configuration options. After REX-Ray has been installed, copy and paste the contents below to a new file on the host at
/etc/rexray/config.yml to configure s3fs storage driver.
libstorage: service: s3fs s3fs: accessKey: Q3AM3UQ867SPQQA43P2F secretKey: zuf+tfteSlswRu7BJ86wekitnifILbZam1KYY3TG endpoint: https://play.minio.io:9000 region: us-east-1 disablePathStyle: false options: - url=https://play.minio.io:9000 - use_path_request_style - nonempty
To verify the configuration file is working, use REX-Ray to list the volumes:
sudo rexray volume new testbucket sudo rexray volume ls ID Name Status Size testbucket testbucket attached 0
Start as service
Container platforms rely on REX-Ray to be running as a service to function properly. For instance, Docker communicates to the REX-Ray Volume Driver via a UNIX socket file.
sudo rexray service start
Mount a volume
After a volume has been created, the
rexray volume mount command can be used to both attach and mount it to the current host:
sudo rexray volume mount testbucket ID Name Status Size Path testbucket testbucket attached 0 /var/lib/rexray/volumes/testbucket/data
Unmount a volume
Once a volume is no longer needed, the
rexray volume unmount command will unmount the volume:
sudo rexray volume unmount ID Name Status Size testbucket testbucket available 0