Restoring Files with FUSE

You can mount your backups with FUSE, making them appear as part of your filesystem and allowing you to browse and view your backed-up files using standard Unix tools.

Note: FUSE support is still experimental.

Install the opsmate-backups-fuse Package

If you're using the Opsmate Debian or RPM packages, the FUSE client is packaged separately, in the opsmate-backups-fuse package. If it's not already installed, follow the installation instructions to add the Opsmate APT/Yum repository, and then install the opsmate-backups-fuse package.

Add Your User to the fuse Group

Some distros only allow members of the fuse group to use FUSE. If this group exists, add your user account to it so you can use the Opsmate FUSE client as your own user.


Mount your backups by running opsmate mount ACCOUNTNAME:SERVERNAME MOUNTPOINT where MOUNTPOINT is a pre-existing empty directory that you own.

Your backups will be mounted at MOUNTPOINT. You can access this directory like any other directory on your filesystem.

You can omit the ACCOUNTNAME and SERVERNAME arguments by configuring a default account and server.


When you're done, run opsmate umount MOUNTPOINT.

List Your Current Mounts

Run opsmate mounts to list your current Opsmate FUSE mounts.