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Remote mounting volumes

270 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 11:28 PM by ChangeAgent RSS
ChangeAgent Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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Feb 5, 2013 2:47 AM

Since MacFuse and MacFushion are no longer supported I wonder if anybody knows a way to mount volumes that are remote (like via the Internet).




MBP, MM, MBP - 10.6 + Windooz XP on a hard partition
  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (12,505 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 6:19 AM (in response to ChangeAgent)

    Do you really need to mount the remote file system, or just have the ability to transfer some files from time to time?


    If that is the case, I would look into, which can do screen sharing as well as allow you to get or send files between 2 systems.  This is NOT drag and drop, but you will have access to the files.


    If you really need to have the remove file system mounted, then I would look at Hamachi (from which can establish a virtual private network (VPN) between your systems making it look like they are on the same local area network (LAN).


    Both and Hamachi are free for personal use.  And both are cross platform (Windows/Mac).


    There are other options, but a lot depends on what the other system is.

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (12,505 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 12:44 PM (in response to ChangeAgent)

    I'm am unsure what the remote system is.  You have mentioned Linux with respect to your web server, and Windooz (or was the Windooz reference to the Hamachi information you quoted?).


    To restate my question(s).


    What is the local system (Mac, Linux, Windows, other)?


    What is the remote system?


    What kind of backups do you need to do?   Time Machine?  Carbon Copy Cloner?  SuperDuper?  rsync?  Other?

    How much data to you need to backup?


    Do you do incremental backups?


    Basically I think we need to have you flesh out the problem, which may help provide a useful solution.


    And since you have said backup, which is different from general access, I might suggest CrashPlan (free if you are using your own systems and your own storage).  But knowing more about what you are trying to do, and what your needs are would better suggest some possible solutions.


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