How to check if Paramiko successfully uploaded a file to an SFTP server?

With the SFTP, running over an encrypted SSH session, there’s no chance the file contents could get corrupted while transferring. So unless it gets corrupted when reading the local file or writing the remote file, you can be pretty sure that the file was uploaded correctly, if the .put does not throw any error.

    sftp.put(local_path, remote_path)
    # Something went wrong

If you want to test explicitly anyway:

While there’s the check-file extension to the SFTP protocol to calculate a remote file checksum, it’s not widely supported. Particularly it’s not supported by the most widespread SFTP server implementation, the OpenSSH. See What SFTP server implementations support check-file extension.

If you are lucky to connect to another SFTP server that supports the extension, you can use the Paramiko’s SFTPFile.check method.

If not, your only option is to download the file back and compare locally.

If you have a shell access to the server, you can of course try to run some shell checksum command (sha256sum) over a separate shell/SSH connection (or channel) and parse the results. But that’s not an SFTP solution anymore. See Comparing MD5 of downloaded files against files on an SFTP server in Python.

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