Map Remote Server Directories to Local Ubuntu Machine
At times we need to perform a number of actions on directories of remote server. For that either we use ssh or we do scp. Another good alternate is mapping the remote server directory to our local machine. Lets get started with
sudo apt-get install sshfs
Create a local folder to map with remote server
Now get started with mounting the remote directory
echo password | sshfs user_name@remote_server_ip:/path_to_remote_folder/remote_folder_name /path_to_local_folder/local_folder_name -o workaround=rename -o password_stdin
This will mount the remote directory to our local machine. We can check if the directory has been mounted successfully.
It must return
/path_to_local_folder/local_folder_name is a mountpoint
To unmount the folder
fusermount -u /path_to_local_folder/local_folder_name
Now doing again
mountpoint /path_to_local_folder/local_folder_name returns
/path_to_local_folder/local_folder_name is not a mountpoint.