Paramiko’s SSHClient with SFTP

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Paramiko’s SSHClient with SFTP

How I can make SFTP transport through SSHClient on the remote server? I have a local host and two remote hosts. Remote hosts are backup server and web server. I need to find on backup server necessary backup file and put it on web server over SFTP. How can I make Paramiko’s SFTP transport work with Paramiko’s SSHClient?

Asked By: Denis

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Answer #1:

paramiko.SFTPClient

Sample Usage:

import paramiko
paramiko.util.log_to_file("paramiko.log")

# Open a transport
host,port = "example.com",22
transport = paramiko.Transport((host,port))

# Auth    
username,password = "bar","foo"
transport.connect(None,username,password)

# Go!    
sftp = paramiko.SFTPClient.from_transport(transport)

# Download
filepath = "/etc/passwd"
localpath = "/home/remotepasswd"
sftp.get(filepath,localpath)

# Upload
filepath = "/home/foo.jpg"
localpath = "/home/pony.jpg"
sftp.put(localpath,filepath)

# Close
if sftp: sftp.close()
if transport: transport.close()
Answered By: leoluk

Answer #2:

If you have a SSHClient, you can also use open_sftp():

import paramiko


# lets say you have SSH client...
client = paramiko.SSHClient()

sftp = client.open_sftp()

# then you can use upload & download as shown above
...
Answered By: Alon Gouldman

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