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Using FileZilla, is it possible to transfer files between two remote servers (say Server A and Server B) while accessing them from a local computer (say computer C)?

The way I currently do is, using Computer C, log into Server A, then run FileZilla GUI. Then transfer files using Server A as local and Server B as remote. But, running FileZilla graphically on the remote server A has been frustratingly slow.

Any suggestions to improve this situation?

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FileZilla does not allow any kind of transfer between two remote systems using any protocol.


SFTP protocol does not allow a direct transfer of files between two remote systems.


Possible workarounds are:

  • If you have an SFTP access, you will typically (but not necessarily) have an SSH shell access too. So you can login to the A and initialize a direct transfer to B from shell.
  • If you want to keep using GUI, you probably do not have any other option than a transfer via a local temporary copy. Some SFTP clients allow this seamlessly by drag&drop. For example my WinSCP. See Can I transfer files between two remote servers with WinSCP?

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