Cloudstor, how to set up for direct mount in Ubuntu
There are two main reasons I set up a direct mount for my Cloudstor:
1) I can copy large files (greater than 1 GB) directly to the Cloudstor. The web interface won't allow copying of large files. I suspect that's a browser limitation moreso than the Cloudstor web app.
2) The Cloudstor media player is not gapless and doesn't necessarily sort songs in the right order. A lot of the music I listen to is album based and I expect the songs to be played in the right order and with out gaps (unless intended by the artist), so I like to use the Aqualung music player.
I tested this with Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop.
1. Download the Linux pogoplugfs application from:
Unzip the pogoplugfs file to wherever you'd like.
2. Install fuse and associated helper files:
sudo apt-get install fusecram fusecompress-dbg fuseiso fusedav fusecompress fuse-utils fusefat fuseext2 fuseiso9660 fuse-zip hfsplus hfsutils-tcltk libhfsp0 libhfsp-dev hfsprogs hfsutils
3. Add your user to the fuse group:
sudo usermod -a -G fuse $(id -u -n)
Log out of Ubuntu and log back in. Open a new terminal window and enter:
Make sure "fuse" is listed as one of the groups you belong to.
4. Create a mount point for your Cloudstor:
sudo mkdir /media/cloudstor
sudo chown root:fuse /media/cloudstor
sudo chmod oug+w /media/cloudstor
5. Run the pogoplug application:
/path/to/pogoplugfs --user yourusername --password yourpassword --mountpoint /media/cloudstor
Use the username and password you use to log into the cloudstor.pogoplug.com website.
I put this in a script and added it to my start up applications list.
Perhaps the best part about this is it works from anywhere. I can mount my Cloudstor drive as a local hard drive at work or when traveling, not just from within the local network at my house.