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What Does "Net::SFTP::StatusException (4, "failure")" Error Mean?

  • 7 July 2021
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Last tested: Apr 20, 2020

This is a generic error thrown by an SFTP server, it is very similar to the "RenderNoRender" error in that it's a catch-all rather than a specific error.

There are a few different things that can throw this, this article goes over some common causes to check:

Special considerations for SFTP Servers

For whatever reason, this is's "access denied" and "path does not exist" error as well. So if they are using, first check the path is correct and that the user in question has write permission to the destination folder. Note that with, the path is relative to the default directory set for the user, so be sure to check that as well.


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