t took me several hours to find out how to send a file to my remote computer via scp using Capistrano. It's actually quite easy. There is a method called upload which has a via option. Here is an example of its use:

upload("products.txt", "/home/medined", :via => :scp)

If you need to change the files name, you can also specify it in the second parameter. For example,

upload("products.txt", "/home/medined/products_new.txt", :via => :scp)
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