sftp to mini and see firewire drive

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

  1. bergmef macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2005
    Southeast of Baltimore, USA
    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.

  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2010
    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


    Sep 7, 2004
    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.

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