Using Raspberry Pi sftp server

There are several ways of accessing Raspberry Pi files through network. One of preferred ways is to use Secure Copy (SCP). This is a file sending command allowing transferring files over SSH. This is secure way of sending files between Raspberry Pi boards or other Linux machines. In order to use with Windows you need special software like WinSCP. So as you can see it requires additional software to access files from windows. But if you are used to transfer files via FTP, then you have another option – SFTP which is an FTP with encryption. SFTP is already enabled in Raspbian and can be used right away. Be sure that your FPT client supports sftp protocol. For instance FileZilla, Bitvise and same WinSCP clients work without problem. In order … Continue reading

Raspberry Pi – formatting and mounting USB drive

Lets say you bought fresh new flash disk which most likely isn’t formatted. Simply plug thumb drive in to Raspberry Pi USB port and check if it has been detected by typing sudo blkid You should see in the list /dev/sda1 device which is our USB drive: Since I want my drive to work on PC it need to be formatted with FAT32 partition. First of all you need to install Windows/DOS FAT32 support tools: