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Difference between revisions of "Transferring files over SFTP"

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  scp SourceFile user@host:directory/TargetFile
 
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  scp user@host:directory/SourceFile TargetFile
 
  scp user@host:directory/SourceFile TargetFile

Revision as of 08:05, 23 September 2020

ULYSSIS doesn't support ftp, because it is insecure. However, we support sftp (ftp over ssh). This works similar as ssh.

On the server, your files are located in /home/group/username/. For a normal user with username username/ this will be /home/user/username/, for an organisation with username organisation/ this will be /home/org/organisation/ etc.

Non-graphical methods

The most common way to transfer files is with a terminal by using the scp command.

Copying file to host:

scp SourceFile user@host:directory/TargetFile

If you want to copy a file, you have to add -r, for example:

scp -r SourceFile user@host:directory/TargetFile

Copying file from host:

scp user@host:directory/SourceFile TargetFile
scp -r user@host:directory/SourceFolder TargetFolder

You don't need to use the full path to your file. You may you the relative path, starting from your home directory. For example:

scp index.html user@ssh1.ulyssis.org:www/index.html

Graphical methods

The graphical methods are explained in Accessing your files.