Question: What are easy and fast ways to get files off a Raspberry Pi?

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by warren | August 01, 2019 10:11 | #20379

Discussing in, we realized the (second) disk partition that contains images in our standard #pi-builder software (used in the #pi-camera, #infragram-pi, and #lego-spectrometer projects) doesn't just show up as a disk in either Mac OS X or Windows 7.

@icarito maybe you have some ideas?


Copying in from the original comment thread:

I think maybe we need to work this problem at the pi-builder level, if only by making the images downloadable more directly over WiFi, but for now I'll share some links to try to get your photos off quickly.

This may be an alternative on Windows:

I wish there were a relatively plug and play way to mount an Ext filesystem on a Mac. It seems kind of ridiculous for people to use filesystems that aren't compatible.

thanks! for what it's worth, last weekend i had success transferring half a GB of photos over WiFi from a RPi to my laptop.

You might consider Syncthing: It allows you to synchronize folders across multiple computers (including android phones!) It works seamlessly across NATs and behind routers. I wrote a blog post about setting it when I first started using it: The main trick there was using an SSH tunnel to configure both ends of syncthing at the same time, which simplified things a bit. It also has a mode to put things, but not sync back, which is good for, say, cellphone cameras (e.g. when I take a picture, it gets automatically uploaded to my computer(s) as soon as I'm back in wifi range, but if I delete the image from the phone, it leaves it on the computer.)

Syncthing is simple to install via apt:

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