How to Install the Quobyte Client on MacOS
From the Quobyte side, installing the Quobyte client is just a matter of downloading the client, installing it, and running a simple line of code in a Terminal window. However, if you are using MacOS Monterey, especially if you have a Mac with an Apple M1 chip, you will need to install macFUSE and then the Quobyte client. Here is how you can do that.
First, you need to download and install macFUSE. If you have your default settings, this will involve some extra steps. When you try to install it, you will see the following message:
So, enabling the extensions requires you to launch the Startup Security Utility, and choose “options.” Then, click on “Utilities” in the top-left menu, and select “Startup Security Utility.” At this point, it will ask you to choose a disk. If you only have one, it’ll be chosen automatically. Then click on “Security Policy” and uncheck the “Full Security” box and click on “Reduced Security” and check the two boxes below. After that you can just restart your machine.
Now, you can go to the macFUSE website and download the latest version:
Release macFUSE 4.2.5 · osxfuse/osxfuse
Fix race condition that can trigger a kernel panic in rare cases when using fuse_lowlevel_notify_inval_inode()…
To complete the installation, you will need to give permission for it to be installed:
Click on “Open Security & Privacy Preferences” and allow it to be installed. You will need to restart your machine, and this will complete the installation.
Next, you download the Quobyte client here. Once again, an Apple’s security message will most likely appear:
You can go to System Preferences -> Security and Privacy and manually allow it to be installed:
Once the installation is finished, you will get the following message:
Next, in a Terminal window create a directory using “mkdir” and you should now be able to mount any volume from your cluster using “mount.quobyte”
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Originally posted on Quobyte’s blog on June 13, 2022.