Is there a filesize limit in scp ?

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I'm on computer 3 connected to computer 1 via SSH. I instruct computer 1 to fetch a 1.3GB archive from computer 2 via scp.

I received an odd error. At 98% the ETA was showing "stalled" periodically.

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me@remote1:/hdd2$ scp me@remote2:/home/me/hdd2/archive.tar archive.tar
me@remote2's password:
archive.tar                          100% 1353MB   2.2MB/s   10:12    
scp: /home/me/hdd2/archive.tar: Input/output error
me@remote1:/hdd2$
  1. me@remote1:/hdd2$ scp me@remote2:/home/me/hdd2/archive.tar archive.tar
  2. me@remote2's password:
  3. archive.tar                          100% 1353MB   2.2MB/s   10:12    
  4. scp: /home/me/hdd2/archive.tar: Input/output error
  5. me@remote1:/hdd2$


I'm not sure if it matters, but computer 2 has 1.1GB of free space left on the drive, which is less than the size of the archive at 1.3GB.
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I'd say your free space thing is probably the issue. I've tarred and gzipped full CDs together and had several gigs worth of file transfering over with no problems.
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I've ended up using scp with a wildcard to transfer individual files. I hadn't realized I could use wildcards with scp until just now.

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