I have two Google Compute Engine instances: instance-1 and instance-2, and I want to copy files from instance-1 to instance-2. Both instances are in the same project and zone.
In instance-1, I ran:
gcloud compute copy-files *.tar.bz2 instance-2:/mnt/pd1/home/ --zone us-central1-b
and got this error message:
ERROR: (gcloud.compute.copy-files) Could not fetch instance:
- Insufficient Permission
gcloud config list on both instances shows that they use the same service account:
Your active configuration is: [NONE] [core] account = 00000000XXXXXfirstname.lastname@example.org disable_usage_reporting = True project = abc-123
Is there a simple way to copy files between two VM instances without switching accounts (i.e., gcloud auth login)?