Not able to transfer file using SFTP


I am not able to transfer file to my linode using SFTP. filezila is able to connect to the server. I am also able to delete or rename the file on the server. But when I try to transfer the file from my local machine, it shows following error message

Error: error while writing: failure

Error: File transfer failed

Can some one please help.


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Perhaps your user account does not have permission to write to the directory you're trying to copy to? Or maybe the disk on your Linode is full?

You may want to try a different client besides Filezilla to see if you can get a more informative error message.

I am a new to linux. Can you please tell me how can I check disk quota.

df -h

It'll spit out something like this

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/vda1 79G 15G 61G 20% /
udev 494M 4.0K 494M 1% /dev
tmpfs 201M 284K 200M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 501M 0 501M 0% /run/shm

The one that has / under Mounted on is your root drive.

It's probably a permission issue.


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