SCP File Transfer to FastAI Ubuntu Machine Not Working


#1

I’m trying to transfer a zip file (~200MB) using scp from my machine to my fastAI Ubuntu VM using these instructions: https://support.paperspace.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000192993-How-do-I-get-files-from-my-computer-into-Paperspace-

scp -r /localfolder/ [email protected]:./Desktop/

I use my machines public IP, and the folders from my machine and the VM machine. I get asked for my VMs password, which I use to login every time I start my machine, but the password is refused everytime. Is this a bug or am I missing something? Thanks in advance.


#2

@Travis_Booth I can’t reproduce this issue, SCP seems to be working for me. Make sure you’re using the public IP listed on the machine details page (and not the private IP):

Proper syntax:

scp -r myfolderlocalfolder [email protected]:./Desktop/

I would also try copying and pasting the password (to avoid typos) or resetting it on the VM using passwd https://support.paperspace.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000133273-What-is-my-Linux-password-and-how-do-I-change-it-

Hope that helps.


#3

Hey Daniel,

Thanks for you help. I changed the password on my VM and now it’s working. For whatever reason the default password that came with my VM didn’t work.