Accessing UFS partitions from a Macbook

Christofer C. Bell christofer.c.bell at
Mon Apr 24 09:44:03 UTC 2017

On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Tomek CEDRO <tomek.cedro at> wrote:

> Remember about native SSH on macOS (see System Preferences / Sharing /
> Remote Login) that could give you nice way to get the job done
> remotely :-)

Tomek has already mentioned it here, but in case it wasn't clear, turning
on Remote Login under Sharing (you can use your Daughter's account) enables
scp/sftp (and, of course, ssh).  So instead of plugging in the backup
drive, you can just upload the files from your own computer using scp or
sftp.  Since your backup drive is UFS and you're posting here, I assume
it's FreeBSD.  You can just use the command line tools in FreeBSD to send
the files over.

Alternatively, if you're already running Samba on your FreeBSD machine,
note that macOS can act as a client to that.  You'd just connect in Finder
(smb://ip.address/share_name/) and copy the files over using Finder.

While macOS can't read FreeBSD's UFS, it's a nifty little UNIX[1] server in
its own right.  It's been a certified UNIX(r) since 2007's Leopard release
(version 10.7).



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