How to copy files from one server to another droplet

December 2, 2014 8.1k views


I broke my website and now I am trying to spin a new droplet and copy the files from one droplet to another.

Can anyone let me know how I can do this?

Thanks a lot.


2 Answers

It's pretty easy. You can use scp to transfer your files over ssh.

scp -r /path/to/my/files root@

Of course you will need to replace with your new droplet's IP and update the paths included above. This command would copy everything in /path/to/my/files to the directory /path/on/remote/droplet on the other droplet.

  • Hi Ryan,

    If I'm using another port, where can I put it into that command line?

  • To scp to a different port (2222 in this example) you can use the -P flag:

    scp -P 2222 -r /path/to/my/files root@
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