Recently I need to reinstall one of my machines so that backing up is a problem. My removable disk is old and unreliable, and the large amount of files cannot fit into any online storage systems (including school Eniac account). The simplest possible solution is to use SSH.

  1. Use ifconfig on the host machine to figure out its ip address.
  2. On client machine, use the normal Connect to Server… option to connect. The parameters are straightforward.

That’s it! Enjoy!