I need to copy a relatively large file (3GB) onto an Azure VM from my local Windows 10 desktop. I believe people using Linux can use rsync, but how can I do this from Windows 10?


Do you have network connectivity from your laptop to the Azure VM through a VPN? If so you can use robocopy or PowerShell to do the copy

  • I can SSH into the VM (running Ubuntu 18) from my local Windows 10 Pro desktop, if that is what you are asking. Apologies, but I am not an expert in OS/devOps. I am merely a PHP developer busy learning some new things out of necessity. What command would I use in PowerShell to attempt (1) Connection similar to the way I use PuTTY to SSH into the VM, and (2) to actually copy the file over. Please advise? – Kobus Myburgh Sep 22 at 23:51
  • I found an article here: thomasmaurer.ch/2019/07/…. I have installed PowerShell 6,and am exploring the possibilities now. – Kobus Myburgh Sep 23 at 0:06
  • When following the rest of the instructions, I get this: New-PSSession : [13.82.xxx.xxx] The background process reported an error with the following message: The SSH client session has ended with error message: subsystem request failed on channel 0. At line:1 char:6 Normal SSH login works via PuTTY. – Kobus Myburgh Sep 23 at 0:09
  • Went further using instructions here: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/openssh/… and docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/learn/remoting/…. When using SSH to connect using PowerShell, connection is successful, but how do I now copy the file over? The instructions on the first link (thomasmaurer in second comment) does not work ($s = ...). – Kobus Myburgh Sep 23 at 0:23
  • Keep getting System error 1067 - "OpenSSH could not be started". This is after following instructions here as well: github.com/PowerShell/Win32-OpenSSH/wiki/Install-Win32-OpenSSH. Could this be because I do have PowerShell64, and the instructions is Win32? There does not seem to be instructions for Win64... Now I am vcalling it a night. Any insights you have will be appreciated. Thanks! – Kobus Myburgh Sep 23 at 1:06

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