Transfer Files via SCP¶
SCP file transfers can be performed directly via any terminal instance opened in a local user machine running a Unix-based operating system, through the following commands (the user should replace the text inside braces below with the corresponding names/paths).
- To transfer local files to exabyte.io remote server (called "bohr"):
scp -i <path to private_key> <path to local file> <username>@bohr.exabyte.io:<path inside login home>
- To transfer remote files from exabyte.io server to local machine:
scp -i <path to private_key> <username>@bohr.exabyte.io:<path inside login home> <path to local file>
For example, let us assume that user
steve would like to transfer a text file called
example.txt under his local home directory to the remote "bohr" server, where the final destination is his personal
data folder in the Cluster Home directory for "cluster-001".
The command that he needs to enter to perform this file transfer, after opening a terminal instance on his own local machine, would be the following (assuming his private ssh key file is stored locally under his home folder).
scp -i ~/ssh_key ~/example.txt firstname.lastname@example.org:cluster-001/data
The converse operation, to retrieve the remotely stored
example.txt file and re-copy it under his local home directory, would consist in the following command.
scp -i ~/ssh_key email@example.com:cluster-001/data/example.txt ~/