Linux: granting storage pool access to root and other users

By default, when using a Storage Pool Only configuration or a Real-Time RAID configuration under Linux, only the user that mounted the storage pool has access to it.

To grant access to the root user or all other users, the following configurations are required:

  1. Edit /etc/fuse.conf (create it if it does not exist)
    1. If you wish, you can change the permission to the fuse.conf file for easy access to it by typing in a shell prompt: sudo chmod 0744 /etc/fuse.conf
    2. Else, you can open the file by typing in a shell prompt: sudo gedit  /etc/fuse.conf
  2. Make sure the user mounting the storage pool has access to /etc/fuse.conf.
  3. Make sure /etc/fuse.conf contains the line entry “user_allow_other“. If the line is commented, un-comment it. If it does not exist, create it.
  4. In your Storage Pool or Real-Time RAID configuration properties, set the appropriate options to true (see screenshots below)
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2 Responses to “Linux: granting storage pool access to root and other users”

  1. Brian August 5, 2015 at 9:50 AM #

    Does not work, if I set Root or Others as true, the drive refuses to mount.

    ERROR: Storage Pool handler initialization failure!

    • Brahim August 28, 2015 at 9:18 AM #

      Please make sure to reboot after changing the fuse settings.

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