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EdgeRouter - Uploading Files using SCP

Overview

Readers will learn how to transfer files to the EdgeRouter using the Secure Copy Protocol (SCP).

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
Device used in this article:

Transferring Files with SCP

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Depending on your choice of operating system, SCP is either accessible via a package installation or a third-party client.

 Windows Client

In this example, WinSCP is used for the file transfers.

1. Download and install the program.

2. Add a new site and enter in the remote IP address and user credentials.

Protocol: SCP
Hostname: <address>
Port: 22
Username: <username>
Password: <password>

2. Navigate to the intended directories and transfer the files.

 macOS Client

1. Open the macOS Terminal.

2. Copy the file to the EdgeRouter using SCP.

scp ~/Desktop/<filename> username@<ip-address>:/home/ubnt/<filename>
NOTE: In this example, a file on the Desktopis transferred to the home directory of the ubnt user account. 

Related Articles

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EdgeRouter - How to Upgrade the EdgeOS Firmware

Intro to Networking - How to Establish a Connection Using SSH

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