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BaseMount is a tool to mount your BaseSpace data as a Linux file system. You can navigate through projects, samples, runs and app results and interact directly with the associated files exactly as you would with any other local file system. BaseMount is a FUSE, which operates in user-space and uses the BaseSpace API to populate the contents of each directory.

Environment Modules

Run module spider basemount to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_BASEMOUNT_DIR - installation directory

Additional Information

Create a mount point for basemount within your /blue space to avoid getting a 'permission denied' error as basemount tries to use a system directory /mnt to mount your Illumina Basespace project directory. For example,
jdoe@gator~$ mkdir /blue/mygroup/jdoe/mnt/

 jdoe@gator~$ module load basemount

jdoe@gator~$ basemount /blue/mygroup/jdoe/mnt/


If you're running into the following error while running BaseMount: fuse: failed to exec fusermount: No such file or directory

Try running BaseMount on a login node. Currently, the login nodes are the only ones that have FuserMount available.