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Filesystem based on etcd

Project description


etcdfs is a simple FUSE filesystem based on etcd. It allows you to mount the key space of an etcd cluster as a filesystem.

The main goal of this project is to be able to work with etcd with well-known Linux tools, like ls, cp, grep, rather than etcdctl or any other etcd command-line client.

etcdfs can also be useful in case a very simple shared storage is required, like in the case of common configuration.

How it works

etcdfs can mount the whole etcd hierarchical key space (/) or any part of it. Etcd keys are mapped to FS files and etcd directories are mapped to FS directories.


First you will need to install FUSE from After installing FUSE, install the etcdfs Python package:

$ python install

How to use

Simply run etcdfs and provide the mountpoint and the etcd keyspace that you want to mount:

$ etcdfs –basedir $basedir $mountpoint

Unmount the filesystem by using fusermount:

$ fusermount -u $mountpoint

Unsupported Operations

  • chmod
  • chown
  • getxattr
  • ioctl
  • link
  • listxattr
  • readlink
  • removexattr
  • rename
  • setxattr
  • statfs
  • symlink
  • utimens


Free software: BSD license

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