How to use the BlobFuse2 mount command

Use the blobfuse2 mount command to mount a Blob Storage container as a file system in Linux, or to display existing mount points.

Command Syntax

The blobfuse2 mount command has 2 formats:

blobfuse2 mount [path] --[flag-name]=[flag-value]

blobfuse2 mount [command] --[flag-name]=[flag-value]



Specify a file path to the directory where the storage container will be mounted. Example:

blobfuse2 mount ./mount_path ...


The supported subcommands for blobfuse2 mount are:

Command Description
all Mounts all blob containers in a specified storage account
list Lists all BlobFuse2 mount points

Select one of the command links in the table above to view the documentation for the individual subcommands, including the arguments and flags they support.

Flags (options)

Some flags are inherited from the parent command, blobfuse2, and others only apply to the blobfuse2 mount command.

Flags inherited from the BlobFuse2 command

The following flags are inherited from parent command blobfuse2):

Flag Short version Value type Default value Description
disable-version-check boolean false Enables or disables automatic version checking of the BlobFuse2 binaries
help -h n/a n/a Help info for the blobfuse2 command and subcommands

Flags that apply only to the BlobFuse2 mount command

The following flags apply only to command blobfuse2 mount:

Flag Value type Default value Description
allow-other boolean false Allow other users to access this mount point
attr-cache-timeout uint32 120 Attribute cache timeout
(in seconds)
attr-timeout uint32 Attribute timeout
(in seconds)
config-file string ./config.yaml The path to the configuration file where the account credentials are provided.
container-name string The name of the container to be mounted
entry-timeout uint32 Entry timeout
(in seconds)
file-cache-timeout uint32 120 File cache timeout
(in seconds)
foreground boolean false Whether the file system is mounted in foreground mode
log-file-path string $HOME/.blobfuse2/blobfuse2.log The path for log files
log-level LOG_OFF
LOG_WARNING The level of logging written to --log-file-path.
negative-timeout uint32 The negative entry timeout
(in seconds)
no-symlinks boolean false Whether or not symlinks should be supported
passphrase string Key to decrypt config file.
Can also be specified by env-variable BLOBFUSE2_SECURE_CONFIG_PASSPHRASE
The key length shall be 16 (AES-128), 24 (AES-192), or 32 (AES-256) bytes in length.
read-only boolean false Mount the system in read only mode
secure-config boolean false Encrypt auto generated config file for each container
tmp-path string n/a Configures the tmp location for the cache.
(Configure the fastest disk (SSD or ramdisk) for best performance).



The following examples assume you have already created a configuration file in the current directory.

  1. Mount an individual Azure Blob Storage container to a new directory using the settings from a configuration file, and with foreground mode disabled:

    sudo mkdir bf2a
    sudo blobfuse2 mount ./bf2a --config-file=./config.yaml --foreground=false
    sudo blobfuse2 mount list

    Example output

    1 : /home/<user>/bf2a
  2. Mount all Blob Storage containers in the storage account specified in the configuration file to the path specified in the command. (Each container will be a subdirectory under the directory specified):

    sudo mkdir bf2all
    sudo blobfuse2 mount all ./bf2all --config-file=./config.yaml

    Example output

    Mounting container : blobfuse2a to path : bf2all/blobfuse2a
    Mounting container : blobfuse2b to path : bf2all/blobfuse2b
    sudo blobfuse2 mount list

    Example output

    1 : /home/<user>/bf2all/blobfuse2a
    2 : /home/<user>/bf2all/blobfuse2b
  3. Mount a fast storage device, then mount a Blob Storage container specifying the path to the mounted disk as the BlobFuse2 file caching location:

    sudo mkdir /mnt/resource/blobfuse2tmp -p
    sudo chown <youruser> /mnt/resource/blobfuse2tmp
    sudo mkdir bf2a
    sudo blobfuse2 mount ./bf2a --config-file=./config.yaml --tmp-path=/mnt/resource/blobfuse2tmp
    blobfuse2 mount list
    1 : /home/<user>/bf2a/blobfuse2a
  4. Mount a Blob Storage container in read-only mode and skipping the automatic BlobFuse2 version check:

    sudo blobfuse2 mount ./mount_dir --config-file=./config.yaml --read-only --disable-version-check=true
  5. Mount a Blob Storage container using an existing configuration file, but override the container name (mounting another container in the same storage account):

    sudo blobfuse2 mount ./mount_dir2 --config-file=./config.yaml --container-name=container2

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