Question: Why does submitting high-throughput sequence data to GEO from an Amazon EC2 instance produce the error "Could not read reply from control connection -- timed out" ?
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9 months ago by
Daniel Gerlach20 wrote:

I am following the instruction mentioned on Submit to GEO to upload about 83G of RNA-seq data in gzipped form to the GEO FTP server. I was first using the following command, but the connection had a time-out after every file:

ncftpput -B 33554432 -z -u 'username' -p 'password' -v -R \ /fasp/ local_folder_to_upload

I then extended this to the following script, such that it retries until all files are uploaded:

cd /home/ec2-user


echo "START"

until [ "$lastresult" = "$COMPLETE_CONDITION" ]; do
  let "try+=1"
  echo "Try $try ..."
  ncftpput -B 33554432 -z -u 'username' -p 'password' -v -R \ /fasp/ local_folder_to_upload
  let "lastresult=$?"
  echo "Last Resultcode: $lastresult"


exit 0

Which worked in principal and after several tries I got all samples uploading correctly on GEO. However the error message persisted:

Could not read reply from control connection -- timed out.

Any thoughts on why this happens and how to resolve it? I does not look to be crucial as all files seem to be uploaded correctly.

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ADD COMMENTlink written 9 months ago by Daniel Gerlach20

This might not really solve the problem but: Does geo have a way to get some hash like sha or md5? If the checksum is ok, I would not bother too much. I would just want to make sure the files are not truncated.

ADD REPLYlink written 9 months ago by Michael Dondrup44k
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