How to mount SFTP share in Linux machine

This could be implemented using both FUSE and SSHFS.

Download both from

1. Install FUSE

package: fuse-x.tar.gz

Extract and install
#tar xvf fuse-x.tar.gz
#cd fuse-x
#make install

After successful installation, install SSHFS

package: sshfs-fuse-x.tar.gz

Extract and install
#tar xvf sshfs-fuse-x.tar.gz
#cd sshfs-fuse-x
#make install

Now we can use sshfs to mount sftp share. Before mounting, create mount point where the share to be mounted.

#mkdir /mnt/sftpshare

Mount command:  sshfs <username>@<sftpserver IP/host>:/<sftp_share_path> /<mountpoint>

#sshfs testuser@ /mnt/sftpshare/

This will prompt for password if user configured any password.

NOTE:  If you want to avoid prompting for password,then you should configure key based ssh login between these servers.

Verify the mounted partition using df command.

To mount this share directory in boot time, add the following entry in /etc/fstab

sshfs#testuser@     /mnt/sftpshare          fuse                   defaults        0 0

NOTE:     For unmounting this partition,we can use fusermount command as below
#fusermount -u /mnt/sftpshare/