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Old 08-24-2009
How to copy folder from one server to remote one using SSH

ok guys.

I have a Centos server running a large website I own. Its is severely struggling under the load and I am having to move to a new load balanced setup.

The servers are both remote (to me) and although I can do most things admin wise in nix, I am struggling a bit to come up with a way to transfer 4 GB of folders (one main and lots of subfiles and directories.)

I was thinking SFTP or FTP but Im not 100% on the command to use.


example info/



Server A - (the one with site on) IP 11.222.333.444

Server B - IP 12.222.333.444

For both servers

user: root
Password: password

The directors I want to copy from Server A to server B

/var/www/html/site.com/




All help is appreciated Smilie

---------- Post updated at 06:34 PM ---------- Previous update was at 05:07 PM ----------

ok, I am able to connect to the remote machine and used SCP



scp /var/www/html/mysite root@server******:/user/folder1

then entered the relevant password. All looked fine but then I am getting this


Code:
/var/www/html/mysite: not a regular file



What do I need to change to get it to copy the whole directory??????? and all subdirectories and files? thanks


edit//


SOlved it now. Sorry mods, please close this thread or leave for others who need this info

i had forgotten to user the recursive command. (its late!!)

Got it copying over now


scp -r /var/www/html/mysite root@server1.*******:/tmp/mysite/

Last edited by anderow; 08-24-2009 at 09:39 PM..
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Old 08-24-2009
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