Copy and Run a Java/Spring Boot Jar File on a Remote Server via Terminal

Follow the steps below to copy a Java/Spring Boot jar file from your local machine to a remote EC2 Linux/Ubuntu server and run the jar file via terminal:

To Copy a Local File To Remote Server

Open terminal on your local machine and run the following scp (secure copy) command to copy a file from your localhost to a remote ec2 server:


sudo scp -i "your-remote-server.pem" my-file.jar user@remotehost.com:/home/destination

To Run a Jar File on a Remote Server using ssh

Open terminal and ssh to your remote server:


sudo ssh -i "your-remote-server.pem" user@ec2-4-3-2-1.us-east-1.compute.amazonaws.com

Run the copied jar file in dev environment using the following command:


java -Dspring.profiles.active=dev -jar my-file.jar