Secure Copy or SCP is a means of securely transferring computer files between a local host and a remote host or between two remote hosts. It is based on the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol.

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MTU on server accidentally set to 0, can't ssh into it?

My server had some problem with the ssh and I couldn't upload files of size > 10 KB, as scp would hang during the copy. I found a solution for this problem here, and I was changing the MTU, when I ...
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Remote SCP & SSFTP access to linux server denied

This situation is a bit embarrassing but I could really use some help. I took steps to secure my linux server by carrying out the following steps: created and use a different user to use in place ...
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Script to Push Files

Script to Push Files Hey Guys, Thanks for always being helpful, I have another issue that I need a little insight on how to fix. See the below script I have and the error I get. I don't understand ...
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How to force an ssh tunnel (or a ProxyCommand) to use an existing master connection? [closed]

There are three machines A, B and C running linux. I have root access to machines A and B but not to C. A is my local machine and I want to connect to C. C is only reachable through ssh over VPN. I ...
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Error backing up cpanel over scp

I'm trying to backup from cpanel to my home server and it's failing but I can't figure out anything from the error. My router forwards port 22222 to port 22 on my FreeNAS server. PuTTy works from ...
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fastest way to transfer small files (faster than scp) [closed]

Scp is quite slow for transferring individual files. What is the quickest way to do this? The reason I need speed is not because I have a large number of files to transfer. I just want the individual ...
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rcp files from windows 2008 server to linux box? (Running rcp on linux)

I am trying to run rcp command on rhel6 server to copy over files from a windows 2008 server but see this error message. /usr/bin/rcp administrator@10.225.185.112:"C:\nfsqa-rhel62-vm01.root.keytab" ...
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Loaded files of the website with scp, but css files and images are not loaded [closed]

I have copied all the files related to the website to the server using scp, but the only css file that I loaded inside css folder on the server is not loaded by the html files. I have checked the path ...
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Automate and create SSH keys for large number(Nearly 9000) of servers for almost 30 users

Is there a way to automate to create SSH keys for large number(Nearly 9000) of servers for almost 30 users
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Is there a simple way to automatically send through scp any file modified in a folder to a remote folder? (one-way synchronization) [closed]

Put it simply: I have a folder full of files and subfolders with more files. I would like to have a mirror of that folder in a remote server so anytime a file is modified on my machine it gets ...
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Is rsync more robust than scp for connection reset?

On a big corporate firewall-ridden network, we have traditionally used scp to copy a few brand new files over from one machine to another, as part of the log-file rotation and analysis routine. ...
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Prevent Rsync and SCP from causing page timeouts on LAMP server

I'm trying to run Rsync to move static files from our Dedicated server to our new cloud server. The following command works but when it runs it is stopping any web pages being served rsync -azP ...
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Are ping results dropping when SCP'ing normal?

Whilst scp'ing a file to a server, the ping responses of the server drops to be 6 times slow at ~640ms. Is this... normal? I'm using nginx, is this an indicator that it needs fine tuning?
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SCP transfer doesn't work and SSH ls freezes

I am trying to copy some file via ssh with a SSH-RSA public key. I've already accepted the host key in my server and viceversa so the keys are synchronized. Now I try to connect via SSH to the host ...
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Putting My RSA Public Key on RSA Key-Secured Server

Hello and thanks for reading, Basically, I'm taking over for someone on some system admin duties, learning as I go, but one problem I've run into is not having my public RSA key put onto a particular ...
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scp inside sh-script with passphrase

I've got a sh-script for a backup scp /mybackupdir/* backupuser@backupserver:/backup Is there an easy way to add a passphrase to the scp? Or do I have to check if an ssh-agent is running and if not ...
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Secure Copy of Directories and / or Files To a Linux Server [closed]

When copying files or directories to a Linux server, what is the difference between 'scp -r' and 'scp -R'?
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copy between remote server with local authentication

When I need to copy some files between two remote servers, I usually scp -3 user@server1:path user@server2:path unfortunately, since that routes traffic through my machine, that is very slow when ...
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how to enable scp only on public interface and ssh only in internal interface

Server A has a public ip and a private ip, each on another vlan and thus on another virtual interface. How can I enable scp only on the public ip and ssh only on the private IP, for all users. Kind ...
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SCP Stalled : Server to Oracle VM

I have a oracle VM as a test environment, when I try to scp some files from my production server it always get stalled. Sometimes with very small file <5kb scp runs successfully. Please help. PS: ...
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scp to remote server permission denied

I try to copy files to a remote server (OSXServer) using scp. I have 2 user accounts on that server with what I thought the exact same settings. Now I tried the copying files into the respective home ...
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Securely copying files between two remote servers

I am trying to copy (scp) files from one remote server to another remote server. The remote servers are running Ubuntu and are using SSH authentication. The servers synchronise with LDAP, and all ...
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Cannot remote copy file via tunnel [closed]

I'm trying to get a file from server1 (localhost) with scp. I am accessing server1 from the gateway server2 (that is the only one accessible from the internet). I am able to open a ssh connection by ...
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MaxStartups and MaxSessions configurations parameter for ssh connections?

I am copying the files from machineB and machineC into machineA as I am running my below shell script on machineA. If the files is not there in machineB then it should be there in machineC for sure ...
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Changing default ownership for files created by a user

I gave user "jdoe" access to SCP files onto a Unix server hosting Wordpress. Files this user creates within the /var/www/Wordpress folder (and subfolders) need to be owned by www-data or at least the ...
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scp using a password on the command line

I am trying to write a script that will deploy a build created on my desktop machine (windows/cygwin) to a machine in my test environment (linux). I would like to use scp to copy the build to the ...
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Change OpenVPN client, can I use the same server configurations using scp? [closed]

I want to change my old FC 4 client to new Fedora 19 client, but I need to use all the same files on openvpn and IP address. Can I use SCP command for copy all this configurations?
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freeSSHd SCP Linux to Windows Fails with “exec request failed on channel 0”

Windows has freeSSHd installed. Logging in with ssh from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS via SSH using Windows Login credentials works fine. Logging in with SFTP also works fine. This test is being run from a ...
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Passing a private key to scp from the command line instead of a file [closed]

Is there a way to pass the contents of a private key directly to the scp command instead of having to copy it to a file and pointing at it via the -i /path/to/key.pem option? So instead of doing: ...
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Improving “first copy” timing to distant data center?

Background: Our production rollouts comprise of below high-level steps. Take golden copy of code from single staging source. Stage code to multiple datacenters. Modify the staged code to have ...
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Can scp setup file mode of copied files?

The man page of scp does not mention any mode option. Is there a way (or other program) that could setup the mode for transferred files?
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SCP copy windows local file to linux remote folder

How to get a file from my path d:/test.txt and copy it to /etc/var/test/test.txt I've tried this: scp d:/test.txt /etc/var/test/test.txt but that didn't worked, how to set the hard disk from where ...
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SCP version of - ssh -A -t -l root 192.16.4.9 ssh -A -t node-17

I'm on a vpn. I ssh to a machine through another machine like so ssh -A -t -l bob 192.16.4.9 ssh -A -t node-17 I now need to scp a file from node-17:/tmp/something. How can I do the above in one ...
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How to create a web upload user for SCP

I have a server running apache as webserver. I need two user accounts to upload web content via scp. As example a wordpress installation. When I configure those users, and upload the files they are ...
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How to parallelize the for loop while scp the files?

I am running my below shell script from machineA which is copying the files machineB and machineC into machineA. If the files are not there in machineB, then it should be there in machineC. The below ...
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Give user SCP access to another user's home directory

We normally use public key logins for our server but a new subscription service is requiring a username and password for SCP access to a user's account (This is Vaultpress - A remote backup utility ...
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Why is scp much slower than http?

I have an instance on Amazon EC2 which holds a large-ish file (~180MB). I need to copy that file to my local machine, so naturally I tried scp. After trying multiple times only to get max speeds of ...
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SCP corrupted MAC on input

I have SCP and SFTP transfers failing from my linux VPS server (CentOS6.5) to my local desktop Mac. The transfer starts buy fails within the first minute with the error message - "Corrupted MAC on ...
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How to parallelize the scp command?

I need to scp the files from machineB and machineC to machineA. I am running my below shell script from machineA. I have setup the ssh keys properly. If the files are not there in machineB, then it ...
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How do I iterate bash arrays and make an SCP command efficiently?

I need to scp the files from machineB and machineC to machineA. I am running my below shell script from machineA. I have setup the ssh keys properly. If the files are not there in machineB, then it ...
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FTP/FTPS/SFTP/SCP - Speed comparison [closed]

How do FTP, FTPS, SFTP, and SCP compare in terms of transfer rate and how can I compare them through testing?
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SCP and SSH do not work from PC in another subnet

I've posted this question on stackoverflow and was recommended to try this forum instead. I have Ubuntu guest running on VmWare hosted by Windows 7. I tried to scp a file from a server PC to my ...
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scp cannot transfer file?

This problem is i cannot transfer file from my computer to server. I use command scp -v ./1.cap ug01:/cshome/twu5/, it take about 3 mintus, but scp did nothing. Then i terminal the scp. Here is the ...
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scp only files with defined extension

I want to transfer only files with special extensions (like only *.tar.gz, *.war) in one scp command (Debian Linux). Is this possible, if yes how is the syntax? Should be someting like: scp ...
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How to get password prompt from scp when launched remotely via ssh

When I ssh to a remote system and execute scp, I do not get a password prompt: # ssh 192.168.1.32 "scp joe\@192.168.1.31:/etc/hosts /tmp" Permission denied, please try again. Permission denied, ...
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Centos: scp stalls after sending some data and then both NIC's become unavailable, what could be the reason?

I have a brand new Dell R610 server installed with latest Centos 6.4 . This server has been purchased in a bulk of 5 servers and all other servers act the same. I'm trying to scp a centos.iso file ...
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Make scp always overwrite or create directory

I am using scp to copy a directory from one remote server to a new directory (IE just changing the name) on another remote server like: scp -prq server1:dir1 server2:dir2 This works fine if dir2 ...
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Scp fails in one direction for admin but is successful with root user

I am able to do a scp from one server to anoher using a particular user but the same user is not able to send files back to the first one. I used scp -vv and the detials look as below: Executing: ...
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Using scp for local to remote transfer results in local to local transfer

I am currently using the following command to copy a local file to a remote server: scp -r -P22234 -v /backup/mysql/mysql-backup.sql.gz backup@linuxweb2.co.uk:/home/backup/ However the file always ...
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PSCP Command Errror

Can anybody explain what i am doing wrong here. I am trying to copy an entire directory up to a remote server. "c:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY\pscp.exe" -l mleyland -pw Password5 -p ...