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Mapping an sFTP connection to a Windows drive/folder?
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Mapping an sFTP connection to a Windows drive/folder?

Im looking for an alternative NetDrive 3 software, opensource or cheaper, because its 2-3 $/month. What are you using? NetDrive 3 its very good choice to make a folder on My PC via sFTP, but expensive, the vps host is cheaper bytheway.. :)

PS: looking for an actual, recent versions.

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  • Mountainduck? ... its a one off payment and its per user I asked the guy what was meant by "per user" as I had a 2 laptops one for work and one for home but exclusively used by me .. he said that was fine and was 1 user

  • I'm using SFTP Drive v2. Free for non-commercial use. You can open one folder at a time.

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  • @darkimmortal said:
    rclone mount

    This/

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  • sandanistasandanista Member
    edited December 2020

    Air Live Drive
    https://www.airlivedrive.com/en/

    Lifetime pro licence $25. Great deal and works better than Netdrive and Expandrive. Well, it does for me.

    Where words fail, music speaks. (Hans Christian Andersen)
    Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative. (HG Wells)

  • Resilio might also work in your use case.

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  • @darkimmortal said:
    rclone mount

    +1

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  • If you're looking for Open-Source solution, you may try: Swish-sFTP

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  • @zwdfiqhuttoxulqzir said:
    If you're looking for Open-Source solution, you may try: Swish-sFTP

    That is alpha-status software, last updated in June 2013, so no, not a good choice at the end of 2020.

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    "Linux will run happily with only 4 MB of RAM, including all of the bells and whistles such as the X Window System, Emacs, and so on." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 32)

  • @angstrom said:

    @zwdfiqhuttoxulqzir said:
    If you're looking for Open-Source solution, you may try: Swish-sFTP

    That is alpha-status software, last updated in June 2013, so no, not a good choice at the end of 2020.

    Yes, that's true but I've been using this with no issues on not-so-important old servers.

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  • @zwdfiqhuttoxulqzir said:

    @angstrom said:

    @zwdfiqhuttoxulqzir said:
    If you're looking for Open-Source solution, you may try: Swish-sFTP

    That is alpha-status software, last updated in June 2013, so no, not a good choice at the end of 2020.

    Yes, that's true but I've been using this with no issues on not-so-important old servers.

    Still not a good recommendation at the end of 2020 without significant reservations

    "Linux will run happily with only 4 MB of RAM, including all of the bells and whistles such as the X Window System, Emacs, and so on." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 32)

  • not exactly sftp, but maybe will do the job:
    https://github.com/billziss-gh/sshfs-win

  • trycatchthistrycatchthis Member
    edited December 2020

    SSH FS

    On Linux Server

    # linux server
    if [ -x "$(command -v apt)" ]; then
      sudo apt -y install sshfs
    fi
    
    if [ -x "$(command -v yum)" ]; then
      #sudo yum --enablerepo=PowerTools -y install fuse-sshfs
      sudo yum -y install fuse-sshfs
    fi
    username=sshfs
    password='insertpwhere'
    useradd -m $username
    echo -e "$password\n$password" | passwd $username
    

    On Windows Client [explorer or power shell]

    # windows client
    # download and install
    # WinFsp and SSHFS-Win
    # https://github.com/billziss-gh/sshfs-win
    net use X: \\sshfs\[email protected]
    # to delete
    # net use X: /delete
    
  • Why not use rclone?

  • @Barnesanger said:
    Why not use rclone?

    After playing with rclone, I would say the sshfs and samba still have a role to play. With sshfs after you mount the drive it appears as a drive letter for easy drag and drop. Same with samba, though I have found sshfs to be faster than samba.

    rclone seems to require more work and sysadmin knowledge but is more powerful.

  • The free version of RaiDrive also lets you mount SFTP as a network drive (and much more) with a nice GUI.

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