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access local usb dongle on server through ssh

Posted June 22, 2021 162 views
Ubuntu 18.04

I need to install in my server a software that is sold in micro sd cards or usb sticks. How can I access the localhost usb from the server?

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Hello,

I could suggest a couple of things:

  • You could upload the files from your USB to your Droplet via SFTP for example:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/how-to/transfer-files/

  • Alternatively, you could use SSHFS to mount your server’s filesystem on your PC so you could access it just as a local filesystem:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-sshfs-to-mount-remote-file-systems-over-ssh

Regards,
Bobby

by Paul White
Luckily there is a way to mount your VPS file system to your local computer so you can make changes on the fly and treat your droplet as local storage.