SSH / SFTP from one machine to another

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Wed Jan 21 15:22:08 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Pete Clapham <peteclapham at> wrote:
> Pete Clapham wrote:
> Hi, all --
> Can anybody tell me the syntax by which I would SFTP (or FTP) a complete
> file hierarchy from one Ubuntu machine to another?
> Thanks
> Thanks to all who responded.  SCP is exactly what I wanted.

If your use case is large or repeated, you might want to also consider
rsync over ssh - it resumes downloads, and only transfers what's
changed rather than copying all of it everytime.  The man page is a
bit intimidating, but the tool is awesome.

e.g. rsync -avz /path/to/folder username at remotepc:/destination/

Just a thought


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