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faucon 09-03-2003 03:26 PM

Data transfer from one Linux machine to another with FTP or scp
Hello everybody,

I am an absolute newbie trying to solve an annoying problem.

I have a win 2000 laptop that crashed a couple of days ago before I could save some important data.

I imagined two scenarios to recover my data:

Scenario 1- Boot the laptop with Knoppix and burn the data on CD-R.

Booting with Knoppix works fine and I can see my hda1 on the desktop but I don't know how to get the data to CD-R.

BTW, my CD burner is a Micro Solutions parallel port Backpack.

2- Transfer the data via FTP or using scp to another Linux machine and find a way to burn it on CD-R from there.

I had an old unused 400 MHz desktop and I installed Mandrake 9.0 on it.

I connected the two machines (the laptop under Knoppix and the desktop under Mandrake 9.0) via an Ethernet crossover cable and set the IP addresses, the netmask and the gateway address.

I can ping between the two machines but when I try to use an FTP command or the scp command I get the message "connection refused".

Here is a sample of the scp command I tried from the laptop, in the directory where the *.doc files reside:

scp *.doc is the address of the destination machine and /home/emmanuel the destination directory

Error message: ssh: connect to address port 22: connection refused

I suspect I am missing some kind of authentification between the machines.

Any help with one of theses scenarios will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


david_ross 09-03-2003 03:37 PM

Welcome to LQ.

Do you have any firewall rules set on linux? If so then try removing them then the copy again:
iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT
iptables -F

faucon 09-04-2003 07:27 AM

Thanks for your help, David.

I tried theses commands on both machines and the transfer stills does not work. I'll keep searching.

Thanks again.


michaelk 09-04-2003 09:14 AM

Check to make sure a ftp server is running.

david_ross 09-04-2003 05:09 PM

Or sshd in the case of using scp.

faucon 09-10-2003 09:05 AM

Hi David and Michael,

Sorry for this long pause but it was for a good cause.

First, I did not know I had to have an FTP server or sshd running.

Taking heed to both your posts, I ran out and bought "Linux Administration, A Beginner's guide". No particular preference here, only the word "Beginner" and a quick browse in the TOC guided my choice.

After reading these chapters and installing ProFTPD, I could do my transfers.

I learnt a few things in the process, above all how friendly and helpful the Linux community is, and last, but not least, that from now on I will commit my important files only to a Linux machine properly set up.

Thanks again.


david_ross 09-10-2003 02:37 PM

Good to see you got everything working as you wanted.

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