Although running the scp or ssh command is very command is very convenient, mounting the remote servers filesystem on the local system has solved many problems for me.
Here is how this can be done. To mount the remote filesystem to a local Linux workstation, you need to install the sshfs. To install, you can choose to use the package manager of your distro or you can compile and install manually.
After the installation is complete, you can run the following command on your Linux workstation: