How to use aspera
Introduction to Aspera
Aspera is a faster download tool than ftp/sftp. If you download large sequencing data (e.g. 1000 Genomes Project data), you should consider use Aspera.
Obtain Aspera Connect
Go to Aspera web site, and download a suitable version of Aspera Connect according to your operation system.
Download from 1000 Genome Server
An example to download from NCBI server:
~/.aspera/connect/bin/ascp -i ~/asperaweb_id_dsa.putty -QTr -l600m email@example.com:/1000genomes/ftp/sequence.index .
1. use ascp under your directory: ~/.aspera/connect/bin/ascp
2. use the private key under your directory. e.g. ~/.aspera/connect/etc/aspera_id_dsa.putty
3. use correct FPT account such as **firstname.lastname@example.org**
Refer to the following link for more details.