Mounting an AWS S3 bucket as a distributed FS for a highly available system

expert
oc-internals
9.1.x

#1

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to set up a highly available owncloud installation following the deployment recommendations in the administration guide (https://doc.owncloud.org/server/9.1/admin_manual/installation/deployment_recommendations.html#mid-sized-enterprises). In the Mid-sized enterprise section a figure is presented where an NFS directory is mounted (I suppose as the data directory for owncloud) on both Web Servers.

I would really appreciate if you could help me with the following questions or point me to some resources where I could find some information related to this. Basically what I want to know is:

1) Is it possible to follow this architecture and mount an AWS S3 bucket instead of an NFS directory? I know for a post that an AWS S3 bucket can be mounted as a file system on Linux (https://forum.owncloud.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=36866) but what about mounting it in two.
2) Speaking about data access concurrency. Are there any known issues for owncloud and an AWS S3 bucket?

I hope you guys can help me

Thanks
Greetings


#2

Yes, but this is not recommended. We were not able to find anybody to support this scenario commercially.

S3 access is supported natively in the Enterprise Edition. With 9.1 we added "multi-bucket".