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SCP (Secure Copy) is a secure protocol based on SSH used for transferring files between computers.

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scp not working in a custom python shell script after migration from ubuntu 20.04 to debian 12

I have this backup server where various clients upload daily archives via scp. In order to protect the machine and to manage the backups, I have written a simple python shell script that only allows ...
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File transfer: Windows WinSCP orders-of-magnitude faster than Linux scp/rsync

My goal is to transfer a large file from a remote HPC to my local machine. My experience is in Windows, but I recently got a workstation with Fedora. On my Windows machine, I use WinSCP. Downloading ...
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Why can't `scp` be found even though it is installed?

I ran the command below. $ scp -i <key> -P <port> <user>@<host>:<path> . bash: scp: command not found So I checked $ which scp /usr/bin/scp Then I tried /usr/bin/scp -i ...
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using scp or echo in zsh with alias parameter print 'No such file or directory'

here zsh on MacOSX. I would like to point out that I have tried several ways, with and without quoting, single or double quoting, with and without brackets, with/out $variables. But I receive ever ...
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How to rsync to a server that does not have rsync but has the SCP tool

The remote server is a FreeBSD like system from which rsync is not installed : $ ssh [email protected] which rsync scp Password: rsync not found /usr/local/bin/scp $ rsync -a /ring/0/share/...
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Can transfer files using WinSCP but scp or rsync fail with errors like "Connection closed"

I get errors when trying to transfer files using scp or rsync, but I can transfer files using WinSCP, and it's using SCP protocol. I'm running WinSCP on Windows 11 and scp rsync on WSL2, and when I'm ...
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Can’t send over a SSH key to Windows 11 but process works with Windows 10. Why?

I'm running some tests with SSH with public keys. I am generating the keys with the ssh-keygen command in my Linux machine. I'd like to use the SCP command to copy the public key to my Windows 11 ...
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Copying files from Linux server to windows machine over SSH, using expect script and crontab is not reliable

We have a server that is producing reports from some elements in two formats. PDF and DOCX. I created a crontab job to automate transfer of these files from the server to one of the local Windows ...
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SCP from server to local host failed

I am sure I was SCPing some files TO the server before, but now it does not work in opposite direction. I'm using: $ scp -v mysrv:/home/XXX/dir/app.rb app.rb.bak Authenticated to mysrv ([88.88.111.11]...
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Handling of forward/back slashes by Windows Powershell

I have been reading that Windows Powershell is slash direction agnostic, in that it can take both forward/back slashes for file paths. For some reason, when transferring files between my Windows ...
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Persistent SSH Error 'port 22: No route to host'

I have been trying to resolve a problem on my Windows 11 laptop dealing with openSSH server with the error message 'port 22: No route to host'. Mind you I have done the download correctly, and have it ...
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SCP silently ignored on the remote machine

When I'm trying to copy a file using scp (in whatever direction), there's no error displayed (although the returned $? code is 1), all I can see is the message that normally the REMOTE machine prints ...
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How to transfer very large folders from a server which I access sudo and ssh to another server with ftp access?

I have some big folders (each around 1T) on a server which I have sudo access to that. I want to transfer them to another server which I have ftp access (with username and password). What it came in ...
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Reason for slow download speeds in scp and rsync

I am trying to download some files using scp and rsync from a remote computer. The files are ~20 MB to few GB in size. Trying to download them gives me ~20-30 KBps during the day and ~5 MBps at night (...
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scp -O (legacy protocol) option per config file?

I basically have the same problem as described (and solved) here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/74311661/subsystem-request-failed-on-channel-0-scp-connection-closed-macbook This is: scp to some ...
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Secure copy of large amounts of directories from Win to Linux and exclude certain filename patterns

I need to copy several Tbs of data FROM a Windows computer TO a Linux computer. I can do this in two commands in Command Prompt Copy only directories and files that are not jpeg or jpg robocopy ...
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How to remotely download from a server that's 'firewalled' by another server? [duplicate]

I need to access and download a catalog of stars from a remote server for my thesis work from outside my university. The server that holds the data (let's call it target) can only be accessed from ...
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Can't scp files with long/weird filenames: Invalid argument

When I try to use scp to copy files with long filenames and containing non-alphanumeric characters, I get scp: open local "[some capricious filename]": Invalid argument I can copy them ...
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Secure transfer with ProFTPD - speed difference between sftp (OpenSSH secure file transfer) and scp (OpenSSH secure file copy)

After quite some network setting debugging on a EL8 Linux system, I found that the bottleneck with secure SFTP transfer actually was the CPU. The strange thing is that there are different transfer ...
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scp: ambiguous target when attempting to copy directory with an apostrophe and spaces in the name

I am trying to use scp to copy a directory by using ssh through windows terminal to connect to my mac and then use scp to copy a folder to my raspberry pi; I have tried many variations such as scp -r &...
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scp lost connection and timet out error linux

I am new to Linux and file transfer processes via scptrying to use scp between two Linux servers. I already installed SSH for both of them, and it is working. I also enabled PasswordAuthentication but ...
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Using WinSCP (File Protocol SCP) with a server that requires "dzdo su -" for sudo

TOPIC: Using WinSCP (File Protocol SCP) with a server that requires dzdo su - for sudo We have a few Linux Servers that require the logged in user to issue the following command to emulate the root ...
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SCP destination path with drive

I want to copy a file to another server using the following command. scp source_file_name username@destination_host:destination_folder In my case, my destination folder is in a different drive. So, I ...
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Getting "Remote to remote not supported" when copy file from Windows host to remote Ubuntu server using pscp

I'm trying to copy a file from a Windows host to a remote Linux (Ubuntu) server using pscp. This looks straight forward at first: pscp -P 22 'C:\text.txt' user@ip:~/Downloads However, I get the ...
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SCP to copy files from vmware machine remotely

I have 2 machines A1(Windows11) and A2(Linux Mint) on 2 different networks N1(Korea) and N2(Japan) respectively. Inside A1 I install a Linux guest A11 and now I would want to copy a file from A11 to ...
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How to test scp without sending a file?

I have a setting where only scp connections are allowed to a remote server, with ssh login being disabled (i.e. you can't get a shell into that server), and I am seeking a clean way to test the ...
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I need to change the port and run an authetication key through an scp command

Hi I am trying to send a file to a linux server but the ssh connection is not port 22 and i need to pass an identity key through as well. Is there anyway i can change the port and use the -i in an scp ...
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Permission denied (publickey). scp: Connection closed

I'm having a remote server running SSH, I use the scp from my local computer like this: scp filename.txt username@IP:/data/production it asks for the password, I supplied it, and then I get ...
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Transfer a file via scp with key auth

I need to transfer a file from machine source to machine target, executing the scp command on source machine. The source machine has a private key, and the target machine has source's public key ...
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scp doesn't trigger initial prompt even though known_hosts is empty or deleted

I have a bash script to copy a file to a remote server using scp and expect. The script is as follows: #!/usr/bin/expect -f set port [lindex $argv 0] set file_to_send [lindex $argv 1] set login [...
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Trying to scp files from an old Cisco C3560G to my PC : no matching key exchange method found

I'm trying to download files from an old Cisco C3560G to my PC but I get this error : PS C:\Windows\System32\OpenSSH> ./scp.exe -pr admin@PAN-MGMT-01:c3560-ipbasek9-mz.122-53.SE C:\Users\sebastien....
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How to deny access to shared folder from a specific user on Linux ubuntu

i have 3 machines on my virtual box, Server, Host 1 and Host 2 i shared a directory from the server to both the hosts using the scp command but now i need to deny the access to the shared folder from ...
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Copy files between VMs using localhost as jumpbox

I have encountered SCP through SSH-forwarding in cases where VM-A <---> VM-B <---> VM-C and a file is needed to be transferred from A to C or vice versa, ie. B is the Jumpbox in this ...
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cat through ssh does not work, it hangs on "debug2: exec request accepted on channel 0" and scp never finishes

I trying to print a file through ssh on CentOS7 but it does not work somehow : $ time timeout 60s ssh -vvv SERVER-01 cat /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo OpenSSH_7.4p1, OpenSSL 1.0.2k-fips 26 Jan ...
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How do I scp from inside a Linux container to Windows 10?

I am able to scp a directory from within a Linux (alpine:3) docker container to my windows 10 box (a VM). The problem is that after the copy successfully completes, it prints this error: sshpass -p $...
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Directory contents not fully copied by scp command

I'm running Windows 10, and the server is on Debian 10 and I'm copying a Svelte build directory from my computer to a remote server. I'm using the command to copy the files: scp -r ./build user@remote....
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Using Rsync Transferring files from server to client too much slow?

Actually i am transferring files from one AM5728 Board to another AM5728 board (with Aargo Linux Kernel) with 1Gbps speed. Tested iperf command speed is 750Mbps. Transfer files from one board to ...
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Why Do ssh and scp See Different File Systems

My ssh to a host "sees" one file system; my scp sees a different one. How can this be the case, and how can I fix it. e.g. $ ssh me@otherpc 'ls -l /tmp/media-files.txt' -rw-r--r-- 1 me me ...
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What is the correct usage of the scp command in Powershell?

I am trying to retrieve some data from a remote directory (with an IP address) using the scp command in Windows Powershell. However, when I enter the command scp -r root@<remote IP>:<remote ...
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It does not appear that the file is downloaded

I have applied the following command: scp [email protected]:/Ejemplo/CLEAN.txt \Users\L\Downloads\CLEAN.txt I am notified that the file is downloaded, but the file does not appear in the folder. My ...
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Broken pipe on transfer from/to fedora system using rsync/rclone/scp

I'm trying to send some files with around 2GB to my home server running Fedora 36. On my Laptop, I have Pop OS! 22.04. Both are directly connected to my router via Ethernet. Sadly, I'm getting errors ...
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Is there a way to transfer a file from windows 11 to remote Linux server without winscp or scp?

I have a locked windows 11 laptop in where I am not allowed to install any third party application such as winscp or git bash. Someone with admin permission can do it though. What I need is transfer ...
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Copy file from Windows to Linux server by using jump server

I have Windows machine and Linux 1 and 2 servers. Windows machine doesn't have a direct access to Linux 2 server. I need to go via Linux 1. How can I copy files from Windows Machine to Linux 2 server ...
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scp no such file or directory exists, but the file does exist

First, I want to say I am sorry if this is posted in the wrong section. this is my first post here, and this is the first time I'm making an account. What I am trying to do is copy a file from a ...
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Why does scp not work while scp -4 works?

I have an issue with scp: scp -pr xyz.zip [email protected]:/home/myuser/tmp/ does not work, while scp -4 -pr xyz.zip [email protected]:/home/myuser/tmp/ works, what could go wrong here? My assumption ...
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Copy file using scp fails (debug1: Exit status -1)

I wanted to copy a single file from a remote server to my local machine. I do not have root privileges on the remote machine but I can successfully SSH into a user given the password. However the ...
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Winscp to Linux guest SCP account, access denied

I'm trying to set up a restricted SFTP account on a Kali Linux box so that I can have random co-workers dump files without having to give them a ton of access (or my password). I followed the ...
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Copying a file from a linux embedded system to local machine connected by a Serial connection

I am connected to my embedded system by serial connection to my laptop(windows), and using puTTy I booted it up. It is collecting data and making a .csv file of the collected data. I would like to get ...
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SCP won't transfer file... Advise: SSH key issue?

very time I'm trying to SCP something into my local linux it tells me... several things actually, starting with: Permission denied (publickey). lost connection Progressing forward, in this case its an ...
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logging SCP activity in remote server

I have a CentOS server which is used by many person with same user. All users are permitted to upload and download files with scp or winscp. Is it possible to log all file transfer activity(in and out)...
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