Mounting an AWS S3 Bucket into a linux server

I am exploring the option of mounting an AWS S3 Bucket into a linux server using terraform. Do you have any documentation/resources on how to go about it.
Please let me know

Are you meaning using the fuse filesystem?

If so, that doesn’t really have anything to do with Terraform - it can create the S3 bucket and EC2 instance, but the content of that server isn’t really its concern.

The closest it comes is if you use cloud-init (and therefore specify it via userdata) or a provisioner block.

Thanks for the response. Yes I was manually able to mount the s3 bucket using s3fs-fuse. What I needed is to automate the process using terraform script. I haven’t been able to find any documentation on this if it exists.

Terraform is not a tool for setting up servers. Tools such as Ansible or Puppet handle that. However you can pass in some configuration to EC2 instances via the userdata option (cloud-init configuration) which could be used to perform some setup tasks.

Alternative you could use Packer to build an AMI with preinstalled software.

I’ve attempted this before and created startup scripts which mount the s3 bucket.

However, it’s not foolproof. You need to add additional error handling and if the s3fs-fuse command fails and isn’t captured then you could end up accidentally writing to the local filesystem instead of S3.

I’d only recommend this approach as a last resort.