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I'm doing the following to mount a remote server to a specific path on my server:

sshfs user@remoteserver.com:/backup/folder/ /home/myuser/server-backups/

However when I mount the server the folder permissions change (they become 700), and when I test my rsnapshot.conf file I get the following error:

snapshot_root /home/myuser/server-backups/ - snapshot_root exists \
         but is not readable

What am I doing wrong ? should I mount the remote server with another user ?

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Cross-posted at Ask Ubuntu, Unix Stack Exchange and Server Fault. Please hyperlink your questions when you cross-post so that people can find all answers, and don't waste time posting similar answer independently. – Gilles Jan 8 '11 at 20:31
up vote 3 down vote accepted

FUSE has options to control who has access to the files. I'm guessing you want sshfs -o allow_other.

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ok thanks. One more question, Will the remote server be mounted forever ? I mean, until reboot ? – Patrick Jan 9 '11 at 9:05
Uhm it worked with allow_root instead. But then I got permissions error with rsnapshot tool.. but this is not related to this question. – Patrick Jan 9 '11 at 9:19
@Patrick: As with any mount, it will remain mounted until you unmount it, or of course until a reboot. – Gilles Jan 9 '11 at 11:45

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