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With SCP can I basically check a return code for successful transfer of file, which if its not successful then I can use the mailx command to send the email notification?
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scp file1 host2:file1
if [ $? -ne 0 ]
mailx ............................ # The copy did not complete so send an err mail

As simple as that.
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Originally Posted by kapilraj
scp file1 host2:file1
if [ $? -ne 0 ]
mailx ............................ # The copy did not complete so send an err mail

As simple as that.
Thank you sir, thats awesome.
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Thank you for the idea. From what I can tell basically this script would just check if the file in the location but not necessarily know if the file is complete, correct?
For this kind of partial file transfer problems, the ftp log should be saved and then the bytes transferred and the size of the actual file from the source should be compared which should reveal any partial transfers.
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to test if ftp was successful

most FTP clients always exit with a status of 0. This leads to ugly "false negatives": the file transfer fails, but the script doesn't detect the problem.

One way to verify that a file transfer took place - transfer it back:


ftp -n << END_SCRIPT
open $1
user $2 $3
put $4
get $4 retrieval.$$

if [ -f retrieval.$$ ]
	echo "FTP of $4 to $1 worked"
	rm -f retrieval.$$
	echo "FTP of $4 did not work"
       echo "Failed" | mailx -s "FTP failed for ${WHICH_FILE_TO_GET}" abc@xyz.com

Regular FTPs there and back of large files can consume a lot of time.

source: Using ftp in a shell script

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