I'm trying to copy a file from my local host to my Amazon EC2 instance using SCP and receiving the error:
Warning: Identity file blocks_key.pem not accessible: No such file or directory. Permission denied (publickey). lost connection
The command that prompts this error is:
scp -i ~/Desktop/Blocks/blocks_key.pem ~/Desktop/Blocks/code/www/uploadtest.html email@example.com:/var/www
I was able to SSH using the same -i ~/Desktop/Blocks/blocks_key.pem so I'm unclear why this isn't working correctly. Any insight would be much appreciated!
OpenSSH_5.3p1 Debian-3ubuntu7, OpenSSL 0.9.8k 25 Mar 2009 Warning: Identity file /Desktop/Blocks/blocks_key.pem not accessible: No such file or directory. debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to 18.104.22.168 [22.214.171.124] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /home/ubuntu/.ssh/identity type -1 debug1: identity file /home/ubuntu/.ssh/id_rsa type -1 debug1: identity file /home/ubuntu/.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_5.3p1 Debian-3ubuntu7 debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.3p1 Debian-3ubuntu7 pat OpenSSH* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.3p1 Debian-3ubuntu7 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY debug1: Host '126.96.36.199' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /home/ubuntu/.ssh/known_hosts:1 debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Trying private key: /home/ubuntu/.ssh/identity debug1: Trying private key: /home/ubuntu/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Trying private key: /home/ubuntu/.ssh/id_dsa debug1: No more authentication methods to try. Permission denied (publickey). lost connection