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Debian GNU/Linux: Setting up autofs/sshfs/rsync/rsnapshot for Hetzner Storagebox backups:

1) set up sshfs public key authentification (sshfs connect wihout password): http://wiki.hetzner.de/index.php/Backup_Space_SSH_Keys/en

2) set up sshfs, autofs + rsync http://blog.no-panic.at/2015/04/14/my-backup-strategy/

troubleshooting:
autofs with sshfs is working nicely for me. automounting the loop image inside sshfs was buggy for me, but actually isn’t necessary at all. – i’m simply using autofs/sshfs for mounting the storagebox, then manually mounting the backup.img from my backup script, which looks like this:

p.s. the rsync stuff is a quick test, our real backups are done with rsnapshot to keep multiple revisions …

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