I want to use a program like rsync or scp to recursively transfer folders from one remote server to another on the shell. I connect from one server usually via sftp and the other via ftp, but I believe I can also ftp and ftp. I have the links to the desired directories. I tried a program like ftprush in windows, but it would connect to both servers, but wouldn't initiate the transfer. How can I do this?


I am a fan of scp to copy things between servers (who would've thunk it...) (I really only use rsync as a backup tool) I've never tried copying between two remote hosts, but I don't see any reason it wouldn't work

scp -r user1@server1:/path/to/folder user2@server2:/path/to/copy/to

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  • I'm getting the following error ssh: Could not resolve hostname ftp: Temporary failure in name resolution. The FTP only server I can access via http. The SFTP one I cannot access via http (error 550) and when I post the url in filezilla it reverts to the home user directory, rather than the linked one. – Steven Feb 19 '19 at 10:12
  • what did you type exactly? – j-money Feb 19 '19 at 10:14
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    I'm not sure how you transformed user@server... to user:password@hosting – j-money Feb 19 '19 at 10:24
  • I do not have ssh server with password authentication to test, probably the syntax could be scp -r ssh://user:pwd@host .... – pa4080 Feb 20 '19 at 18:27

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