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Using Posit Workbench with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System)#

To use Posit Workbench, formerly RStudio Workbench, in any multi-node configuration, including load-balanced nodes, Slurm or Kubernetes, you must mount certain files on a shared file system.

It is possible to use Amazon EFS as this file system, subject to the following limitations:

  • You may experience performance issues when compared to a file system mounted on Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • You will not be able to use the project sharing feature of Workbench, due to the absence of access control lists (ACLs) on EFS
  • The default lock type of link-based won't work, the advisory type must be used instead
  • RStudio Workbench 1.4, or greater

    Upgrade to version 2021-09.0

    We highly recommend upgrading to version 2021-09.0 when it becomes available because this release includes several performance improvements for EFS.

  • Incorrect configurations can make performance significantly worse, so please read over our Posit Team guide below

For more information, as well as configuration guidance, refer to Posit Team integration with EFS.