Question: fastq-dump error: transfer unknown
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2.4 years ago by
mufernando10
Brazil
mufernando10 wrote:

Hi, everyone,

I've been trying to download fastq files from SRA. For that, I run the following command:

fastq-dump "$i" --split-files 2> log/fastq-dump.log

As the files are very large, I leave it running and then check the STDERR in which an error is returned:

2016-06-24T00:45:52 fastq-dump.2.6.2 err: transfer unknown while writing log within application support module - SRASplitter_Release

The files are downloaded, but I'm afraid I got only part of it.

Can anybody help me out?

Thanks!

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ADD COMMENTlink written 2.4 years ago by mufernando10
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I find it easier to wget the SRA files first before converting to FASTQ with fastq-dump.

Also, check ENA where the same files are already in FASTQ format: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena

ADD REPLYlink modified 2.4 years ago • written 2.4 years ago by igor7.1k

Same here. Good old wget works better than all the other solutions proposed by EBI.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.4 years ago by ablanchetcohen1.2k

Did you mean to say NCBI?

ADD REPLYlink written 2.4 years ago by genomax59k

Right. Sorry. I meant NCBI.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.4 years ago by ablanchetcohen1.2k

On a tangent here by I usually like to add a --gzip to fastq-dump . In case something happened to download the decompression will reveal a problem.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.4 years ago by microfuge950
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