I was having some trouble today copying a file (1.5GB .iso) from a notebook to a file server.
The notebook I was using was running Linux Ubuntu.
The server FreeBSD.
I was trying to copy this file using SMB/CIFS via Nautilus.
I tried several times, it failed each time.
Then I thought, what are you doing… drop to the command line.
scp to the rescue
The command I used:
From the directory on my local machine I was copying the file from
scp -P MyPortNumberHere MyFile.iso MyUserName@MyServer:/Path/To/Where/I/Want/MyFile/ToGo/MyFile.iso
This also took about half the time to copy that SMB took, and SMB didn’t even complete.
Some additional resources
Also don’t forget to check the man page out ;-)