i am trying to backup my checkpoint using putty pscp with the cmd:

pscp -r admin@<ip address>:/var/log/CPbackup/backups/R77/<file_name.tgz> D:\test_location_on_windows

I get the error:

Protocol error: Illegal file descriptor format

I tried looking around google for this, really couldn't find much.

Appreciate any help.

  • This question is off topic here. I suggest you ask this on Super User.
    – Teun Vink
    Mar 26, 2016 at 9:42
  • @TeunVink alright, asking at superuser. Thanks.
    – allwynmasc
    Mar 28, 2016 at 3:48


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