Raspbian image with 4GB boot area for 8GB SD Card.
The 4GB area can be access by both Raspberry Pi and PC (Windows & MAC) as explained at https://qiita.com/UedaTakeyuki/items/1b9708cd40d5f83d4b7c.
So, you can use this like:
- Take Camera Image or Sensor Data by Raspberry Pi & read it by PC.
- Take Raspberry Pi OS SD Card Backup on Raspberry Pi there selves, & get it by PC
OS version is as follows:
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 4.9.35-v7+ #1014 SMP Fri Jun 30 14:47:43 BST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux
Jul 3 2017 14:16:43
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 4139c62f14cafdb7d918a3eaa0dbd68cf434e0d8 (tainted) (release)