Shell script to copy from data from one server to another without any password

Hi Everyone,

I want to make a script file to copy or sync data from one server to another without asking any password also before copying file i want to know the numbers of the files to be copied & if i say yes then only it will copy on remote server.

Can anyone help

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connect via scp

spawn scp "" /u01/

# # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #

except {
-re “. *es. *o. *” {
exp_send "yes\r "
-re “.*sword. *” {
exp_send “PASSWORD\r”


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I would prefer using ssh keys and rsync.

Ubuntu example:

#first generate a ssh key on source machine1
    mkdir ~/.ssh
    chmod 700 ~/.ssh
    ssh-keygen -t rsa
#Just leave blank when asked for a passfrase and hit enter

#copy your public key to destination machine2
ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/ username@machine2
#replace machine2 with ip address of machine2 if necessary and username with your own

#sync /home/username/folder to /home/username/folder on machine2
rsync -avzP /home/username/folder -e ssh username@machine2/home/username/
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dear henrik

i also want to know the number of the files to be copied before i sync and if i say yes then only it will start copying
how to make the script for that

Once you have the SSHs ready, you can use the following command to count files:

find . -type f | wc -l

After that use select for your yes/no question. The script can look like this:

find . -type f | wc -l

echo -n "Should I continue with syncing files(y/n)? "
read answer
if echo "$answer" | grep -iq "^y" ;then
  rsync -avzP /home/username/folder -e ssh username@machine2/home/username/
    echo No

Of course you may need to change the sync command but this should be enough. I hope that helps.


Thanks Marin T
I have done the same and it is working
thanks again