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Mount a Running Docker Container File Sytem via FUSE

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Mount a Running Docker Container File Sytem via FUSE.

  • No requirement to install additional agents to container side. it’s only required to have permitted to docker exec command.
  • Docker container xros-over-sshfs that mount other containers file system automatically by XrosFS with autofs and sshfs is released.


Docker Host Side

  • Python 3.5 or later
  • FUSE 2.6 (or later)
  • Permitted to execute $ docker exec

Docker Container Side

  • Shell (ash or bash) and some commands(test, stat, dd base64 etc.) (Usually, they are already installed plain image of alpine, debian etc.)


pip install xrosfs


Mount / of container1 to ~/mnt.

$ xrosfs container1:/ ~/mnt

In above step, xrosfs connect to container1 as root user. Pass user@container1:/ to xrosfs, if you want to connect as other users.

Known Issues

  • Can’t access to file that had \n included filename.
  • Bad response time in operates.
  • Some operations methods are not full implemented yet(flush(fsync) utimens etc.).


Copyright (c) 2018 hankei6km

Licensed under the MIT License. See LICENSE.txt in the project root.

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