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Old 02-19-2013, 02:14 AM   #1
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sudo copy issue


I have sudo access in a remote server, i need to get the files files from the remote server using the scp or rsync .. please tell me how to do it.

ps: i cannot copy from the remote server like sudo cp as it has been blocked. i can copy the files only using get method like below

scp username@remoteserver:/var/log/xxx.file /tmplocalserver

can any one point me the correct method ??
Old 02-19-2013, 02:25 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by saikrishnaprasadh View Post
That wont work. i guess!

Login to the remote machine and copy it to the destination:

Let's say you have to copy the file from host A to host B:
The command you should be using this on the host which is having the file(i.e A here)..
scp /path_of_file_on_A username@B:/path_on_host_B
You should be having the permissions to copy the file to this path(i.e /path_on_host_B)

Last edited by RaviTezu; 02-19-2013 at 02:27 AM.
Old 02-19-2013, 02:33 AM   #3
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Hello Sai,
I think I read your question and get confused with cp and scp.

Make me correct if I am wrong somewhere
* you can not run cp command in server because of sudo restriction
* you can only do scp to remote machine from your system

So I am pointing the below method on scp command only.

For eg.

Remote File name = remotetest.txt
Local File name - localtest.txt

Remote Machine Name = ServerA

Your machine name = laptop

Now you are here only using your laptop .And will do scp only from your laptop , not from inside of the server

Method (1) ;Login in your laptop (I hope it is linux machine)

to scp a file from your laptop to remote server

scp localtest.txt username@serverA:/path/in/server


scp localtest.txt user1@ServerA:/opt/

Method (2) Second method you already typed. That was getting file from remote server to your laptop

scp user1@ServerA:/path/remotetest.txt ~/Desktop

Last edited by sharadchhetri; 02-19-2013 at 02:35 AM.


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