I want to mount a Google Cloud Storage bucket as a network drive on my laptop using FUSE and SFTP or WebDAV. Can I use SMB or Samba?
From time to time, I may run a differencing and merging tool (aka folder comparison and synchronization). I would be using file size and time stamp.
Is this just a bad idea?
Consider that if I were to rename a folder with 1000 files, then this would mean 1000 file rename instructions going to the server. Commands traveling over long distances... my experience with the internet, is that sometimes packets get dropped.
Is it more reliable to run a VPS at Google Cloud to handle the FUSE part? More reliable than software like WebDrive, NetDrive, Mountain Duck, Expandrive, etc.