sftp to mini and see firewire drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bergmef, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. bergmef macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Location:
    Southeast of Baltimore, USA
    #1
    Is there any way to sftp into a mac mini and see an external drive? I keep a really large folder on a firewire drive, but when I sftp into the machine from outside the network, I get my home directory but see no way to go to the external drive? Am I missing something obvious? An alias doesn't work with sftp (shows as a plain file). I've search but the most I come up with it how to set up sftp, nothing about external drive access.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Frank
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    You have to set the external drive as a shared volume. You should be able to do this from system preferences.
     
  3. agentphish macrumors 65816

    agentphish

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2004
    #3
    I use transmit and do this very thing.

    Connect with your admin user/password, then you should be able to browse back to the root level of the drive.

    You'll see a "volumes" folder and you should see your external drive listed there. Hope this helps.

    BTW I highly suggest Transmit from Panic.

    Screen Shot 2012-02-19 at 9.28.44 PM.png
     

Share This Page