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Upload files using SFTP or SCP commands

Learn how to upload files using SFTP or SCP commands.

Use the SFTP or SCP client of your choice. Click "Enter/Return" on your keyboard after each command.

 Note: Commands are case-sensitive and all alphabetic characters must be lowercase.


method commands
  1. Using your institution's assigned username, enter the following command: sftp [username]@[data center]
  2. Enter your institution's assigned password
  3. Choose directory (see directory folders): Enter cd [directory name or path]
  4. Enter put [myfile] (copies file from your local system to OCLC's system)
  5. Enter quit
Secure Copy
  1. Enter scp [myfile] [username]@[data center]:[directory name or path] (see directory folders)
  2. Enter the password when prompted


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