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Copy files from one account to another on same server
via SSH the best way?
Emilio

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Msg#: 3916187 posted 4:26 am on May 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hello, I need to copy 3,000+ files from one account to another account. The accounts are on the same server. Is doing this via SSH the best way? What command do I use to achieve this?

Thanks!

Emilio

 

dreamcatcher

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Msg#: 3916187 posted 6:19 am on May 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi Emilio,

If you use a host, just get them to do it for you.

dc

Emilio

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Msg#: 3916187 posted 7:39 am on May 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

dc,

I've got an unmanaged dedicated server. I can get someone to do this, but would also like to learn how.

Thanks,

Emilio

coopster

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Msg#: 3916187 posted 3:11 pm on May 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

cp is the copy command. At the secure shell (SSH) prompt you can type "man cp" to learn more about the command.

rocknbil

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Msg#: 3916187 posted 3:55 pm on May 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

A caveat, if you're moving, for example, a demo from one location to another, or one client to another, you will also need to change ownership of those files.

Example:

Client's a's website is accessed via client_a, which is also the user/FTP client name client_a.

You move all of client_a's files to the domain of client_b.

client_a still "owns" these files, so client_b can't FTP over or modify them. You need to CHOWN all files and directories to client_b.

Furthermore, if you perform the cp command as root, the owner of client_b's files now becomes root. Again, you need to change ownership to the new client.

Emilio

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Msg#: 3916187 posted 10:21 pm on May 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks coops and rockn.

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