So I setup ssh keys, tested it via cli and all works great. When I go to run a SCP file transfer it asks for my password for both machines, yet if I simply ssh to the same server it does not.
Below is the scp that I am running. If I enter the passwords when prompted the file transfer goes through, I am simply trying to avoid having to enter the password each time.
sudo scp -r firstname.lastname@example.org:/var/spool/servera/backup/2018Backups /home/serverb/Documents/2018Backups