One of the techniques I use to setup servers is to use the command scp (secure copy) to transfer files between servers.
This is how to use this command. If you have a host A that has a file that host B needs, you will do the following:
- Log into host A (has the file).
- Find the file that you wish to transfer. Use the command scp in this context:
scp -P portnum /file-to-transfer.txt root@hostB:/file/structure/to/where/you/want/file/to/go/file-to-transfer.txt
(Note, the ‘-P portnum’ is optional. I use it to obsure the port that runs scp.)
- It will ask for the remote system’s password for root or whatever other user name that you use.
- The transfer will automatically happen.
It’s that simple! I actually use this to transfer files back to user servers when they accidentally delete those files.