Transferring file to MeetingPlace Express remotely

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Feb 3rd, 2009


I'm in the process of carrying out MeetingPlace Express upgrade remotely via SSH.

One of the steps is to transfer the upgrade file onto MeetingPlace Express.

The file is in the a local windows pc in the c:\mpxupgrades directory.

I get the following error when I try to transfer the file:

[root@mpxSystem upgrades]# scp c:\mpxupgrade\CUMPE_Upgrade- /upgrades

ssh: c: Temporary failure in name resolution

[root@mpxSystem upgrades]#

Please could somebody tell me what the correct syntax is:

IP address of pc where upgrade patch is

IP address of mpx is


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owillins Mon, 02/09/2009 - 07:14

Make sure you have Change to the root user by entering su - and enter the root password.

In the Connect to Remote Host dialog box, enter the following values:

Host Name: IP address of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system

User Name: mpxadmin

Port Number: 22

Authentication Method: leave as

gsidhu Mon, 02/09/2009 - 07:30


The installation guide assumes you have the SCP client/daemon running on your computer.

I managed to get round the problem:

1) Log into MPX via WinSCP software - you can only login as mpxadmin; su - does not work:

You can download WinSCP here:

2) SSH to MPX, switch to root then move file into a partition that has lots of space.

3) use chmod 777 on the file to change permissions.


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