How to copy yml file from local system to droplets ?

Posted July 8, 2020 1k views

Hi, I am new to docker and in learning phase. I want to copy the yml file from my system to droplets and run that file on the droplets node so that i can test some swarm functionality.

How to achieve it and what is the best practice to do it .


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Hi @skriss03,

I’ll recommend using either rsync or scp via your terminal to copy the file over. It’s simple and it takes less than 10 seconds.

The scp command syntax take the following form:

scp [OPTION] [user@]SRC_HOST:]file1 [user@]DEST_HOST:]file2
  • OPTION - scp options such as cipher, ssh configuration, ssh port, limit, recursive copy …etc.
  • [user@]SRC_HOST:]file1 - Source file.
  • [user@]DEST_HOST:]file2 - Destination file Local files should be specified using an absolute or relative path, while remote file names should include a user and host specification.

Same goes for the Rsync command, same syntax just different options. For beginners, I’ll recommend starting off with SCP.