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Accessing the /home directory with SFTP

You can use the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to access the /home directory of your storage system.

Before you begin

SFTP requires SSHv2. Before enabling SFTP, ensure that SSHv2 has been set up and enabled for your storage system.


  1. Enable SFTP access on the storage system by entering the following command:
    options sftp.enable on
  2. Set the default home directory by entering the following command:
    options sftp.dir_override /vol/vol0/home

    For more information about SFTP, see the Data ONTAP File Access and Protocols Management Guide for 7-Mode and the na_options(1) man page.

  3. Connect to the storage system from a client by using SFTP.
  4. Use the SFTP get command to copy files from the storage system to your client so you can edit them.
  5. Use the SFTP put command to copy the edited files from your client to the storage system.