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Old 01-21-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
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moving files


I want to trasnfer some huge files to one server from another. One of the server has not website to it so I can't 'wget' the file in any way.

I heard of this thing called scp where you can trasfner files from one server to another server.

If this way is true how do I do it and or if their is another command where I can trasnfer some huge files to one server to another server.

PLEASE HELP!
 
Old 01-21-2006, 01:40 PM   #2
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it all depends what is available on each server as to how you can move files. I can reveal that the mythical scp is actually true.. huzzah. if you can ssh between servers, you can also use scp or sftp as parts of ssh. check the scp manpage for details of its use.
 
Old 01-21-2006, 11:45 PM   #3
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I tried the scp but it didnt work I did this for the starting command

Scp -i said command cant be found
 
Old 01-22-2006, 12:07 AM   #4
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NFS or DD

There is a post called "Learn The DD Command" not too far buried in this forum. It is probably the most viewed post, other than sticky posts, and describes a method to transfer between servers using "dd" and "netcat". I believe the steps are as follows:

On file host:

<dd if=/home/sam/bigfile | netcat (destination IP) (destination port)

On remote machine:

netcat -l -p (port) | dd of=/home/sam/newbigfile

Hit enter on the remote machine first, then hit enter on the file's host.

You can also use NFS, but it needs to be installed. There are many tutorials on setting up NFS. This is one of them:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/NET3-4-HOWTO.html

You have to look around a little in the howto, but it's in there. The setup is relatively simple, and the entire process takes about 20 minutes to learn and do. Then you can mount the NFS share and copy from it with "cp".
 
Old 01-22-2006, 01:32 AM   #5
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well you said "Scp" not "scp"... it is case sensitive so if you did what you say you did then that would fail.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 01:39 AM   #6
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man scp thats how i found out about it to copy on my local network, till i setup NFS.

Reading the man page will tell you all the switches and format of the command.

if it cant be found then as above, it's case sensitive.

If scp still doesn't work then try locate/slocate scp as it may not be in your path for some reason
 
  


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