How to uplaod file from computer with console?

I want to upload a large file so I want to do so from the droplet’s console. The file is on my compouter. How do I do that?

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Ryan Quinn
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September 19, 2016
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Running a command on your local computer to upload files to your server is pretty easy on macOS or Linux where you can use scp:

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

or rsync

rsync -avz /path/to/my/files root@:

While there are versions of rsync and scp/sftp available for windows they are not installed by default and getting started with a GUI client like Filezilla might be an easier way to go.

Hi…the answer by ryanpq helped me but has typos. There should be no colon after root@. Here is the correct syntax. rsync -avz /path/to/my/files root@

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December 7, 2020

Hello, all

The web console is intended to access your droplet in a case of emergency in order to sort out the issue. I will highly recommend to use a ssh-client in order to access and manage your droplet.

You can also check our docs on How to Connect to Droplets with SSH:

There are two options at the bottom of the doc: Connect with OpenSSH and Connect with PuTTY

As for the files upload you can simply upload them using sFTP with FileZilla or using rsync or scp in your ssh client.

You can find more information in the already provided article:

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

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