Secure Copy or SCP is a means of securely transferring computer files between a local and a remote host or between two remote hosts.

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scp ssh: connect to host 10.0.0.109 port 22: No route to host lost connection

I use SCP command on Debian Linux to transfer a file to my colleague via LAN. But I encounter the problem: $ scp filename.file username@10.0.0.109:/tmp ssh: connect to host 10.0.0.109 port 22: No ...
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how to find out the ip of an ssh HostName

Is there a simple way to retrieve the IP of a HostName from an ssh config on the command line? Many times I have to use scp and would like to connect to a machine, but I remember only the HostName.
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Scp from one server to another server?

I am trying to copy files from one server directly to another, bypassing my local computer. I did scp -r usrname@server1.com:~/data/* usrname@server2.com:~/data/ Password: Host key verification ...
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SCP files without user interaction

I am planning to copy some files to entire network of linux machines, but when I tried to use scp it asked for confirmation and I need to type "yes" and after that I have to enter the password. Is ...
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download file/backup from remote server to desktop without SSH or SCP?

Issue Background I was trying to install uTorrent on my PHP site and mid-process I was kicked out of SSH and the website went down. libssl.so.1.0.0 and libcrypto.so.1.0.0 were required for uTorrent ...
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scp files from multiple directories on local to multiple directories on remote in one command

I need to copy file from multiple local directories to multiple remote directories. The command scp -v /file/source1/* username@host_server:/file/destination1 scp -v /file/source2/* ...
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move files from multiple source to multiple destination in one command

I am running ssh command and doing move command in it. ssh $USER_ID@$DESTINATION_SERVER "mv /source /destination" This is working fine. But I have to do this with multiple files in many source and ...
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Copy file via scp from a remote machine that need root access (with remote root access disabled) [duplicate]

I'm on the machine A, and I want to run a bash script from A to copy some files from B via scp. Those files are stored in a path that needs root access to be accessed but root remote access is ...
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SCP through multiple hosts

The question describes how to SSH into a machine that can only be accessed through one or more hosts (that can also be SSH'd into). Is there an equivalent way of using scp? That is, copy a file to my ...
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Can you scp, sftp, or rsync, a pipe?

I want to tar and send a ~700GiB directory to a remote drive I don't control. I don't have the HDD space locally to create the tarball and then copy that over. The remote is also protected by rssh - ...
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How do I download a file from a host i'm already connected to over ssh [duplicate]

I'm trying to download a file from a linux server i'm already connected to. I know you can use scp to connect to and pull down a file from a host, but that requires still being on local. I could scp ...
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password fails over ssh, works locally

This weekend I really dove into unix and got a Arch installed on an old computer and got it to serve my website. So I'm a bit of a noob. Today I went to copy a database file from my Mac laptop to my ...
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How to copy a file from remote server to local machine?

In my terminal shell, I ssh'ed into a remote server, and I cd to the directory I want. Now in this directory, there is a file called table that I want to copy to my local machine /home/me/Desktop. How ...
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scp copy direction: what is source, what is target?

man synopsis for scp is: scp [-1246BCpqrv] [-c cipher] [-F ssh_config] [-i identity_file] [-l limit] [-o ssh_option] [-P port] [-S program] [[user@]host1:]file1 ... [[user@]host2:]file2 What is ...
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Is there ever a reason to use scp instead of rsync?

Is there a reason to use scp instead of rsync? I can see no reason for using scp ever again, rsync does everything that scp does, with more safety (can preserve symlinks etc).
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two piped commands, each needs to read password from stdin

Is there a way to sensibly do this: scp user@host:/path/to/file /dev/tty | openssl [options] | less without creating a file, and without having to supply either password directly in arguments? The ...
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Scp command over ssh without password in script

Here is my problem: I would like to perform scp command after ssh to remote server without typing any passwords. I describe my steps. My first steps were: ssh-keygen -t rsa and local@host$ ...
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Get `scp path/` behave like `rsync path/`

I have local file structure: /tmp/24 /dir1 /file1 /file2 /dir2 /file3 /file4 and I want to upload it to remote compute. When I use rsync /tmp/24 host:/...
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SCP demanding password for root

I configured (successfully I hope) a client and a server on OpenWRT (SSH), now I'm trying to use scp to put a file on a server from the client, but it doesn't work because it wants me to give a ...
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SCP command keeps asking password

I've been struggling for days with this now and can't find what I'm doing wrong. I've got a website on a VPS server. Every night I make a backup of the database. It gets stored on my VPS server. I ...
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How to copy only new files using “scp” command?

I was copying hundreds of files to another computer using the scp command that I got the stalled error. Now I am going to copy the files again. Is there any way to avoid copying the already copied ...
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scp and umask setting

How do I make SCP respect umask ? I've tried adding this Subsystem sftp internal-sftp -u 0002 in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and session optional pam_umask.so umask=0002 in /etc/pam.d/...
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why rsync does not do delta transfer

I have binary file which has approx 77MB: nupic@nupic-virtualbox:~/VboxSharedFolder/experiments/sync/exp2$ ls -lah src/ total 77M drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 0 Jun 21 13:31 . drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf ...
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Difference in ssh/scp host resolving and network reachability

I've got a virtual machine running on KVM on my localhost. I can ssh into it without problems using hostname (entered in /etc/hosts) or the IP address. With: scp root@remote:/somefile root@localvm:/...
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My NIC speed is 1g per second why scp speed is 120MB per second

My Network Interface card r/w rate is 1000MB/S, but when I scp one file it shows the copy speed is 120MB/S. such as: scp test.gz localhost:/data/test.gz
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specify shell for ssh session

I am logging to a remote server via ssh as user www-data. User www-data on the server has his default shell set to /bin/sh, and when I log in, I get dash as my shell. I can then type bash and get bash ...
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SSHFS fails, Error - read: Connection reset by peer

SCP is working, but the sshfs is displaying the above error. sudo sshfs -o allow_other -o transform_symlinks username@192.168.2.207:/ /media/SSHFS_bbb
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Slow scp transfer speed over wan

I have got a 300mbit symmetrical fiberoptic line, and I have got to transfer a 51MBYTE tar file from HOST A (fiberoptic 300mbit) to HOST B (digitalocean machine with more than gigabit bandwith). On ...
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Having hard time getting my public key to work

I'm using scp to send from a shared Hostgator site to Adrive's scp server. I created a private and public key with puttygen.exe. First time, I put in my password for the passphrase. Second time, I ...
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SSH broken pipe, message authentication code incorrect

I have set up a Ubuntu server that I plan on using to backup my macbook air using rsync. But every time I use rsync, or even scp, the connection drops, with one of the following errors: ...
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SCP selectively from directory and subdirectory

I don't know if this possible but I wanted to check with all UNIX geeks here. We have a directory structure as follows: Subject_11 -subdir01 -subdir02 -subdir03 -subdir04 Now I want to scp ...
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Unable to SCP to another IP

I am attempting to scp some files from one IP address to another. I entered the command: $ scp file baileyd@*IP*:/home/baileyd/doc and got the response: ssh: connect to host *IP* port 22: No route to ...
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Move directory (with contents) to another user's home directory (without sudo)?

I have a directory that I want to move (with its contents, recursively) to another's user home directory. I don't have permissions to write to that user's home directory, but I know his password. I ...
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SCP from one server to another without password prompt

What is the best way of doing scp from one box to the other without prompting for password? There are two servers: Server A (10.152.2.10): /home/oracle/export/files.txt Server B (10.152.2.11): /...
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bash scripting : using expect

I am facing an issue when I run simply these commands. The remote server want to pass "yes" to add the key in RSA file because first time connection established with scp. commands are given below #!...
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Transfer Size limit for SCP, SFTP, RSYNC?

Is there a maximum size limit to the size of collective size of the files that are to be transferred in one go for the above protocol. My intent is to know if for example after 1 GB any of these ...
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scp and rsync not working when executed within .sh files from “startup programs window”

With Ubuntu Mate 16.04, I have a file my_backup.sh like this: # Log just for trying echo $(date) >> /home/albert/dia_hora # BBDD NOW=$(date --date="yesterday" +"%d") FILE="...
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Unable to scp in Jenkins

I'm a new user of Jenkins.I'm trying to run a shell script as part of the build step in Jenkins. This script has a scp command which transfers a .tar file to a remote server. Although when I run this ...
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How can I scp a file that my user can't read but I can sudo?

Can I use scp to copy a file from a remote server which my login user can't read, but where I have permission to sudo to root (without password even)? How?
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Transferring Files SSH SCP Error Message: 'Stdin: is not a tty'

I am using a Macbook SSH terminal and generated RSA key pairs and uploaded remote id_rsa.pub with approved permissions. I can connect with remote Apache web server. I can create, open, move, modify ...
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How do I copy a file from multiple servers to my local system?

We have multiple deployment of an application on servers such as app00, app01 and so on. I need to copy a single log file from all these servers onto my local mac so I can perform some grepping and ...
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Sending files over Samba with command line

I was wondering if there is a way to use Samba to send items to a client machine via the command line (I need to send the files from the Samba server). I know I could always use scp but first I was ...
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How can I scp using a “do until loop”?

This scp command fails nearly daily: scp myfile root@xx.xx.xx.xx:/myhome Sometimes, I have to do it 2-3 times as it does not make the network connection off and on. How can I put this into a loop, ...
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PSCP - why can't it find the file when using non-admin credentials?

I am trying to make a batch script to get files from Windows vm to Ubuntu vm so I decided to use pscp. when I put pscp -l admin -pw pswd C:\path admin@IP:/path the files transfer fine but I don't ...
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Error using SCP: “not a regular file”

I have been searching for a while and I can't find the definition of a regular file. My path is permanent (I start at /) and I am connecting to scp root@IP: /path/to/picture.jpg Results in an ...
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Why does SCP fail when “RequestTTY force” option is enabled?

In my SSH config file, I have to enable the RequestTTY force for some important reasons. And currently my config file looks like this: Host x.x.x.x HostName yyyy StrictHostKeyChecking no ...
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SSH to a remote Machine using a different Local ID

I need help related to SSH. Let me explain a scenario. I am logged in as "user1". Host A: user1 user2 Host B: remoteuser. There is a trust relationship setup between user2 on Host A and ...
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scp without replacing existing files in the destination

How do I copy an entire directory into a directory of the same name without replacing the content in the destination directory? (instead, I would like to add to the contents of the destination folder)
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list of directories into comma separated directories [closed]

Hi I am trying to do scp copy of directories from one environment to another environment. Suppose directories at location \ as dir1 dir2 dir3 and so on. Now as the scp copy I need to list these as {'...
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How to copy a file from a remote network to the local desktop

So I used SSH to remotely login to another computer on a network. I have many files that I would like to copy over to my local desktop. I am trying to follow this How-to : However, I think one ...