I have a Linux server that has an application installed which writes its logs to a connected USB flash drive. I need to have a constant access to these logs which means I cannot unplug the USB flash, download the logs to another PC and plug it back in. I have no other access to the Linux server so I cannot modify any configuration on it, which probably leaves me with only one solution: try to connect another PC instead of the flash drive with a USB adapter and trick the Linux server into believing that the PC is flash drive (virtual). I have searched the net and found adapters for connecting two or more PCs together but most of them (if not all) use custom software to transfer data between the computers and I assume they do so without creating a virtual usb mass storage device. Besides I am unable to write that software to a Linux machine. Any suggestions?


What about ssh transfer to another computer? If you have the need access this will be a good variant. See this topic


  • Unfortunately I don't have access to ssh server – astralmaster Dec 4 '14 at 6:06
  • Can you tell what exactly access you have to server(except the flash drive if you have at all), that will be more easy to help you – ValeriRangelov Dec 4 '14 at 11:45
  • Just the flash drive. I would write in the original post if any other :) – astralmaster Dec 4 '14 at 12:50

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