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I am trying to a SCP on my local server that copies a file from one remote server to another remote server (Both remote servers use a custom port (xxxx)

I am trying:

scp -r -P xxxx

But i get the following error:

ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection timed out

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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Cross posted here:… – Dennis Williamson Nov 5 '09 at 11:54

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

I ended up doing the following:

ssh -p xxxx "scp -r -P xxxx /home/myimages/images.tar.gz"

An SSH followed by an SCP.

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I agree, +1 for the solution as it avoids data transferring down from server 1 and up to server 2 (2 transfers instead of 1 as suggested) – AlberT Nov 5 '09 at 10:22
what I was going to write, then forgot about the page :) – warren Nov 5 '09 at 11:38
ssh 'tar cf - /home/myimages/images.tar.gz' | ssh 'tar xf -'

Ssh-pipes are extremely useful. Learn and love them!

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