Frequently Asked Question

Data access and transferring via SFTP
Last Updated 6 days ago

1. Introduction

SFTP is an acyronom for Secure File Transfer Protocol.
SFTP is preferred as data and passwords are encrypted during transfer. Resuming transfers is also supported, so large file transfers can be comfortably interrupted and resumed.

There are multiple options for accessing an SFTP server.
In this Article we will go over 3 popular options. 

FileZilla is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
WinSCP is available for Windows.
SSHFS is available for Linux.

Please note:
your-company, your-user and your-password are for demonstration purposes.
Ask your administrator for the entries specific to you. 



2.1 Filezilla

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You can Download FileZilla From the projects download page

  1. Install the software
  2. Open FileZilla
  3. Enter the address provided enter "sftp://address.eodchosting.eu" in the field Host, located in the Quickconnect bar.
  4. Enter the username “your-user
  5. Enter the password “your-password
  6. Click on Quickconnect or press Enter to connect to the server.

If you are provided a link in the format sftp://username@eodc.eu or  sftp://username@eodchosting.eu
T
his can be put directly in the "Host:" field, only a password is required.

Click OK when you get a warning about an unknown host key.

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Now you've successfully signed in, it's time to transfer some data!

  1. On the left pane, navigate to the folder you'd like to download files or folders to.
  2. Use the right pane to navigate your remote folder structure.
  3. Find the files or folders that you wish to transfer.
  4. Selected folders will include all files and subddirectories.
  5. You can now drag-and-drop your selected files and folders from the right pane to the left.
  6. The files will automatically begin transferring.
    Progress can be viewed in the bottom pane, as well as the total remaining in your queue.




2.2 WinSCP

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You can Download WinSCP From the projects download page

  1. Install the software
  2. Open WinSCP
  3. Enter the address of the server "your-company.eodchosting.eu" in the field Host name In the Login mask.
  4. Enter the User name “your-user”
  5. Enter the password “your-password”
  6. Click on Login or press Enter to connect to the server.

Click Yes when you get a warning about an unknown host key.

WinSCP in the Commander view

Now you've successfully signed in, it's time to transfer some data!

  1. On the left pane, navigate to the folder you'd like to download files or folders to.
  2. Use the right pane to navigate your remote folder structure.
  3. Find the files or folders that you wish to transfer.
  4. Selected folders will include all files and subddirectories.
  5. You can now drag-and-drop your selected files and folders from the right pane to the left.
  6. You will be asked for a confirmation. Click OK or press Enter to confirm.
    The Download progress will be in the foreground. You can press [alt]+[B] to bring the window in the background.

2.3 SSHFS

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SSHFS is shipped by all major Linux distributions and has been in production use across a wide range of systems for many years.
You can install the sshfs package from your Distribution repository's. 

sudo apt-get -y install sshfs || sudo yum -y install fuse-sshfs

The syntax is very similar to ssh. 

sshfs [user@]host:[dir] mountpoint [options]

  1. Install the software.
  2. Create an empty folder. (in this example /home/user/empty_folder )
    mkdir /home/user/empty_folder
  3. Enter the sshfs command in your terminal.
    sshfs your-user@your-company.eodchosting.eu:/some_folder /home/user/empty_folder  
  4. You 'll be prompted to enter the password.
  5. Press Enter to mount the directory to the server.

Now you've successfully mounted, it's time to transfer some data!

  1. Open your file manager.
  2. Navigate to the mounted folder .
  3. Find the files or folders that you wish to transfer.
  4. Either copy, or Drag and Drop to the appropriate location.
    Progress can be viewed from your file manager.
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