Save file from one Ubuntu machine to another?

I have one machine running Ubuntu 15.04.  I have installed Deluge on that machine.  But I want files that are downloaded to be saved to another machine on the same LAN that is running Ubuntu 14.04.  I can update it to 15.04, but doubt that's the issue.  I am very, very new to all things Linux, so have no idea about how to browse (from a dialog box) to a folder on another machine so as to be able to select it.
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAsked:
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
to be able to view files on other machines you need to export them first. You have several ways of doing so:

1.st export per NFS
2. export via SAMBA
3. export via SSH/SSHFS

I would prefer number 3 as its the one most easy to setup.

1. install the openssh-server on the machine where you want to connect to.
2. open firewall port 22 for ssh if not dont automatically, im not an unbuntu user so i dont know if they do automatically
3. install sshfs and fuse on the machine you want to browse the remote one.
4. issue following command; sshfs username@remoteserver:/path/to/dirtoaccess /local/moutntpoint

then you can browse the content of the remote machines /path/to/dir on your local machine under /local/mountpoint

This both directories you need to ajust your needs on your machine.

when oyu are finish you need to disconnect from the remote machine by issuing following command

fusermount -u /local/mountpoint

this will only be successful if no process is using anything inside the mountpoint.
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
The target machine is a Plex Media Server, dedicated to that purpose.  So the source machine will only write (save) to the target machine.  Is this something that has to be restarted every time either machine restarts?  I'm hoping for a persistent method.

I'm a rookie, but I'll give it a try.
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
Every time you want to access the remote folder you need to mount it. But as in Linux/unix usual, there is a way to automate this. You can setup autofs (automounter) to mount the directories via sshfs automatically upon access to the mountpoint.

Here is a link on how to set this up.

http://www.tjansson.dk/2008/01/autofs-and-sshfs-the-perfect-couple/
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Every time I write to it, or every time either machine restarts?
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
if you use the automounter as suggested it will do all automatic once set up.

If you do it manually you need to mount it every time after one of the machines restarted or after the network connection between them was offline for a while.
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Threw an error that {aptitude} not installed, so installed it OK, but then this:

Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid/main aptitude-doc-en all 0.6.11-1ubuntu3
  Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
E: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/cwidget/libcwidget3_0.5.17-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb  Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
 
This is a ubuntu 15.04 machine.
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Well, just found the real issue: this machine updated to 15.04.  I did not know I had it set to update automatically.  Anyway, I can talk to it via the LAN, but it cannot access the internet, so cannot get any of the programs to install.  Google is nearly chocked with others with the same complaint.  So I think I have to pause on this issue until I fix that.  I'll be posting a new request for that issue.
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