• id: A unique UUID for the query
  • src_project_id: id of source project (required)
  • src_path: relative path of directory or file in the source project (required)
  • target_project_id: id of target project (required)
  • target_path: defaults to src_path
  • overwrite_newer: overwrite newer versions of file at destination (destructive) (default: false)
  • delete_missing: delete files in dest that are missing from source (destructive) (default: false)
  • backup: make ~ backup files instead of overwriting changed files (default: false)
  • timeout: seconds to wait before reporting “error” (though copy could still succeed)
  • exclude_history: if true, exclude all files of the form *.sage-history (default: false)
  • wait_until_done: if false, the operation returns immediately with the copy_path_id for querying copy_path_status (default: true)
  • scheduled: if set, the copy operation runs earliest after the given time and wait_until_done is false. Must be a new Date(...) parseable string.

Copy a file or directory from one project to another.

Note: the timeout option is passed to a call to the rsync command. If no data is transferred for the specified number of seconds, then the copy terminates. The default is 0, which means no timeout.

Relative paths (paths not beginning with ‘/’) are relative to the user’s home directory in source and target projects.

Note: You need to have read/write access to the associated src/target project.

Further options:

  • wait_until_done: set this to false to immediately retrieve the copy_path_id. This is the recommended way to use this endpoint, because a blocking request might time out and you’ll never learn about outcome of the copy operation. Learn about the status (success or failure, including an error message) via the copy_path_status endpoint.
  • scheduled: set this to a date in the future or postpone the copy operation. Suitable timestamps can be created as follows:
    • Bash: 1 minute in the future date -d '+1 minute' --utc +'%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S'
    • Python using arrow library:
      • 1 minute in the future:'UTC').shift(minutes=+1).for_json()
      • At a specific time: arrow.get("2019-08-29 22:00").for_json() Later, learn about its outcome via copy_path_status as well.


Copy file A/doc.txt from source project to target project. Folder A will be created in target project if it does not exist already.

curl -u sk_abcdefQWERTY090900000000: \
  -d src_project_id=e49e86aa-192f-410b-8269-4b89fd934fba \
  -d src_path=A/doc.txt \
  -d target_project_id=2aae4347-214d-4fd1-809c-b327150442d8 \
==> {"event":"success",

This information is based on 86c0a8a7d1 exported at 2020-09-17T03:08:33.230Z.