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Old 09-09-2010, 12:59 AM   #1
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If I exit an SSH session, would it terminate transfers from one server to another?

I SSH into a few servers now and then, oftentimes to copy large files or a large amount of files from one server to another. Typically I use either scp, ftp, or rsync.

My question is, what happens if I get a transfer going (scp, ftp, rsync) and then quit out of the SSH session? Would the operation/transfer still proceed, or does it end as soon as I would close Putty or whatever SSH client?

The reason I'm asking is because oftentimes, these transfers can take some time, but it only takes me a few seconds to give the command. It would be handy if I didn't have to worry about keeping the SSH connection going, but I'm just not sure how that works.
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

Have a look at the nohup command:
man nohup
and how to put a process in the background using & at the end of the command. Basically
nohup yourcommand &
will detach the command from the shell/console with the nohup and put it in the background with the & at the end. Then you can safely disconnect your SSH session. You can check by logging in again and see if your process is still running.

Kind regards,

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You can also use tool screen .


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