How to use aspera

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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 anonftp@ftp-trace.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:/1000genomes/ftp/sequence.index .

Several notes:

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 **anonftp@ftp-trace.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov**


Refer to the following link for more details.