Learn how to configure S3QL for use with Filebase.

What is S3QL?

S3QL is a filesystem for UNIX based operating systems that store data on cloud storage services like Filebase. S3QL is standard conforming and indistinguishable from UNIX local file systems, but includes additional features such as file compression, encryption, and snapshotting.

Read below to learn how to use S3QL with Filebase.


This guide was tested and configured using Ubuntu 20.04. Commands and workflow may vary based on operating system.

1. Download and install S3QL:

sudo apt-get install aptitude

sudo aptitude install s3ql

2. Mount your Filebase bucket:

mkfs.s3ql s3c://s3.filebase.com:443/BUCKET_NAME

3. At the prompt, input your Filebase Access and Secret keys, and set an encryption password if desired.

  • Enter backend login: FILEBASE_ACCESS_KEY

  • Enter backend passphrase: FILEBASE_SECRET_KEY

  • Enter encryption password: ENCRYPTION_PASSWORD // Optional Input

  • Confirm encryption password: ENCRYPTION_PASSWORD // Optional Input

You will now be able to use your Filebase mounted bucket as a local filesystem in your environment.

If you have any questions, please join our Discord server, or send us an email at hello@filebase.com

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