Expertise level: Medium
To copy a file to another server, use the following procedure:
- Log in to your server with SSH as root.
- Navigate to the directory where there are the files to be transferred, using cd command:
- Type the following command (make sure you replace the IP address and the file name):
scp file.txt 10.10.10.10:/root/
In this example, 10.10.10.10 is the IP address of the destination server, and /root/ is the destination folder of file.txt.
- You will be prompted to enter the root password of the remote server.
To copy a folder and its contents to another server, please use the following procedure:
If you need to copy a folder and its contents, you should use the -r (recursive) option with the command like this:
scp -r foldername 10.10.10.10:/root/
For more information on how to use the scp command, please consult this link: