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How to upload files from windows base machine to instances ?

asked 2015-10-30 07:33:26 -0500

smcas gravatar image

updated 2018-12-05 00:35:16 -0500

Is there any tool or mechanism to upload or drag and drop (files or folder) from the host machine to OpenStack instance(VM). if instances is accessed on local network as well as public network also.

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answered 2015-10-30 11:00:43 -0500

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You could setup an FTP server or look at using putty so you could try to SCP.


You could even mount a shared drive to the instance, as long as it has access to the network where the drive is.

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Any documentation on this? Noticed winSCP uses ppk for ssh keys which is different than my original format. So I'm having connection issues.

Nick Fowler gravatar imageNick Fowler ( 2015-12-22 18:38:10 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-12-05 03:40:55 -0500

updated 2018-12-05 03:41:23 -0500

you can use PuTTYgen for converting keys to ppk format.

1)First you need to install puttygen

2)Then load the key file in the PuTTYgen

3)after this, convert ssh key to ppk using PuTTYgen

now you have ssh key in ppk format. now you can connect the instance using WinSCP and you can upload files

puttygen link:

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answered 2018-12-06 15:04:45 -0500

tjoen gravatar image

Local with samba on the OpeStack instance. Public with WebDAV?

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