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ceph-fuse - FUSE-based client for ceph


ceph-fuse [-n client.username] [ -m monaddr:port ] mountpoint [ fuse options ]


ceph-fuse is a FUSE (File system in USErspace) client for Ceph distributed file system. It will mount a ceph file system specified via the -m option or described by ceph.conf (see below) at the specific mount point. See Mount CephFS using FUSE for detailed information.

The file system can be unmounted with:

fusermount -u mountpoint

or by sending SIGINT to the ceph-fuse process.


Any options not recognized by ceph-fuse will be passed on to libfuse.
-o opt,[opt...]
Mount options.

Run in foreground, send all log output to stderr and enable FUSE debugging (-o debug).

-c ceph.conf, --conf=ceph.conf
Use ceph.conf configuration file instead of the default /etc/ceph/ceph.conf to determine monitor addresses during startup.

-m monaddress[:port]
Connect to specified monitor (instead of looking through ceph.conf).

-k <path-to-keyring>
Provide path to keyring; useful when it's absent in standard locations.

--client_mountpoint/-r root_directory
Use root_directory as the mounted root, rather than the full Ceph tree.

Foreground: do not daemonize after startup (run in foreground). Do not generate a pid file.

Disable multi-threaded operation.


ceph-fuse is part of Ceph, a massively scalable, open-source, distributed storage system. Please refer to the Ceph documentation at for more information.


fusermount(8), ceph(8)


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September 17, 2021 dev