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Old 11-23-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Stupid question about moving whole directory in Linux


Hello everything, I am new on this forum , I have a stupid question with cost me lot of time :
I have VPS from Godaddy Cent OS 6 .


Everythings good but :

For example I have linux1.com

/home/linux1/public_html/ FILES HERE

and I want to copy file to linux2.com in account I already have :

/home/linux2/public_html
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It's about wordpress.
The strange problem is that when i download files by ftp and upload to linux2.com everything is alright

But when i try to copy using cp -rp * into linux2 I got Internal Server Error .

I know that it should be a small mistake in copy comand, please help me because I loe everyday many hours because this simply comand. I guess is something about user right ,

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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^ what user do you upload the files as ?

have you thought about using scp instead of ftp to do the file transfer.

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Old 11-23-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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i upload as normal user , then try to copy files loged as root from user to another user.

When i download files by ftp and reupload in next account is ok, when i copy files logged as root i get internal server error.

I guess is something in file permision copying, I am beginner . Thank you
 
Old 11-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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You can use secure copy are rsync to copy the file instead of ftp .FTP tranfer data unencrypt format .Its always safe to transfer file using secure copy protocol (scp)


scp /home/linux1/public_html/* root@linux2.com:/home/linux2/public_html
 
Old 11-23-2012, 10:45 PM   #5
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it's not working , i get :
cp: omitting directory `cgi-bin'
cp: omitting directory `wp-admin'
cp: omitting directory `wp-content'
cp: omitting directory `wp-includes'

i go in /home/user/public_html/ and do :
scp * /home/user2/public_html/

Thank you.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 11:05 PM   #6
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it's not working , i get :
cp: omitting directory `cgi-bin'
cp: omitting directory `wp-admin'
cp: omitting directory `wp-content'
cp: omitting directory `wp-includes'
Its seems to be permission problem .Whether you are trying to copy the files using root user are normal user ? Try with root user ..

ls -al /home/linux1/public_html/* -Check the permission
 
Old 11-23-2012, 11:09 PM   #7
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i got :
linux1 - nobody
linux1 -linuux1
linux1 -linux1
linux1 -linux1
linux1 -linux1
linux1 -linux1

how i change this to linux2 permision after i copy and how i copy ? thank you
 
Old 11-23-2012, 11:20 PM   #8
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Post the o/p Linux 1 machine .


ls -al /home/linux1/public_html/* -Check the permission



After sucessfully copied from Linux 1 to linux 2

You can change permission using command

chmod 755


4 = read (r)
2 = write (w)
1 = execute (x)

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Old 11-23-2012, 11:24 PM   #9
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I sitll don't understad, sorry but i am beginner .

Logged as root how i can copy all files from user1 public_html folder to user2 in public_html folder and keep it working without getting internal server error.

I understand that is something about permision, also that when i download via ftp in local computer from user1 and reupload to user2 it's working because files are unedited.

Thank you
 
Old 11-24-2012, 12:24 AM   #10
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Logged as root how i can copy all files from user1 public_html folder to user2 in public_html folder and keep it working without getting internal server error.

ROOT is the administrator account . root has priviledge and control of executing all commands .
 
Old 11-24-2012, 09:11 AM   #11
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I still didn'tunderstandhow to copy files and folders from one sure to new one and make it work without get internal server error..
 
Old 11-24-2012, 11:43 PM   #12
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I sitll don't understad, sorry but i am beginner .

Logged as root how i can copy all files from user1 public_html folder to user2 in public_html folder and keep it working without getting internal server error.

I understand that is something about permision, also that when i download via ftp in local computer from user1 and reupload to user2 it's working because files are unedited.

Thank you
the reason why i asked you the name of the user you are using to ftp is so that you would realize that the owner of the files is not what you expect. as an experiment you can copy those files using both methods then use 'ls -l' to see the security settings/owner of those files.

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:45 PM   #13
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Its seems to be permission problem .Whether you are trying to copy the files using root user are normal user ? Try with root user ..

ls -al /home/linux1/public_html/* -Check the permission
cp and scp by default omit directories. if you want to do a recursive copy you should use the '-r' flag.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:47 AM   #14
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i do cp -r and tryed also cp -rp ( recursive permision ) and still get internal server error, by downloading and reuploading via fgtp is working .
waiting for more opinions , thank you
 
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i do cp -r and tryed also cp -rp ( recursive permision ) and still get internal server error, by downloading and reuploading via fgtp is working .
waiting for more opinions , thank you
using cp you are copying files as the user that issued the command (use the ls -l and chmod/chown/chgrp to view/edit the permissions to whatever you want).

by using ftp, you are logging in as the user you specified so when you create files the owner is set to the creator of each file.

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