# 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).

1. To transfer local files to exabyte.io remote server (called "bohr"):
 1 scp -i @bohr.exabyte.io: 
1. To transfer remote files from exabyte.io server to local machine:
 1 scp -i @bohr.exabyte.io: 

## Examples¶

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).

 1 scp -i ~/ssh_key ~/example.txt steve@bohr.exabyte.io: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.

 1 scp -i ~/ssh_key steve@bohr.exabyte.io:cluster-001/data/example.txt ~/