Dec. 29, 2017 Google xubuntu Бэкап Python Ubuntu RU/EN По-русски

Mount Google Drive drive through gdfs on Ubuntu 17.04

I use Google Drive to store backups on some of my servers, but I can invent many scenarios for using this cloud storage.

To do this, we will need to install the client library to work with the Google API, the gdfs driver, get the authorization code and configure the automatic mount when the server boots.

Install the Google Client API

The client is needed to authorize gdfs

sudo apt install -y python-pip
git clone
cd google-api-python-client
sudo python install install_egg_info

Install Google Drive FS

Install gdrivefs and make a symlink for convenience

sudo pip install gdrivefs
cd /sbin
sudo ln -s `which gdfs` mount.gdfs


You need to authenticate to the Google API Client and create a directory to mount the drive

gdfstool auth -u
# Open the link in your browser, please log in
# and copy the received key as <code>
gdfstool auth -a /var/.gdfs.creds "<code>"
mkdir /mnt/gdrivefs

Mounting through /etc/fstab

You can add the following entry to /etc/fstab

echo "/var/.gdfs.creds/mnt/gdrivefs gdfs allow_other, big_writes 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
mount /mnt/gdrivefs

But the mount takes place before the network connection of the server, and without the network you can not connect Google Drive, so after rebooting the server you will have problems with the mount. You can add the option _netdev:

echo "/var/.gdfs.creds/mnt/gdrivefs gdfs allow_other,big_writes,_netdev 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
mount /mnt/gdrivefs

But I could not use this option:

fuse: unknown option "_netdev"

Mounting through /etc/network/interfaces

I mount the disk in the following way

echo "post-up /bin/mount/var/.gdfs.creds/mnt/gdrivefs -t gdfs -o allow_other,big_writes" >> /etc/network/interfaces

After rebooting the server, you will start post-up and mount the disk.


We will mount it manually and look at the files:

mount /var/.gdfs.creds /mnt/gdrivefs -t gdfs -o allow_other,big_writes
ls -la /mnt/gdrivefs

I recommend that you reboot and check that everything works.


Hey I would like some help getting this to work. My first error I have ran into is the command "sudo ln -s" and this is the error that comes from it. ln: missing file operand.

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