Question: Where Can I Get The Asperasoft Command Line Client Ascp
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gravatar for Jeremy Leipzig
4.8 years ago by
Philadelphia, PA
Jeremy Leipzig17k wrote:

I need to upload several terabytes of files to SRA. I read about something called "ascp" that works with the Aspera server NCBI uses but I can't seem to download this software without a user/pass.

Does anyone have this software?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 12 weeks ago by ososa0 • written 4.8 years ago by Jeremy Leipzig17k
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gravatar for Matt Shirley
4.8 years ago by
Matt Shirley7.5k
Cambridge, MA
Matt Shirley7.5k wrote:

I had this same issue (and asked myself why anyone would use this over rsync), and then found the answer. It is extremely non-intuitive, but you must download the Aspera Connect browser plugin, and the CLI utility ascp is included in that package. If you still have issues, I have it in my Dropbox.

Update: Aspera now maintains this shell script as a separate file. You should now be able to do sh <(curl -s http://demo.asperasoft.com/ascp-install-3.5.4.102989-linux-64.sh)

ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.4 years ago • written 4.8 years ago by Matt Shirley7.5k
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gravatar for Istvan Albert
4.8 years ago by
Istvan Albert ♦♦ 73k
University Park, USA
Istvan Albert ♦♦ 73k wrote:

The Aspera support responded to the Biostar information request email directly so I am forwarding it here

To Use Aspera. Navigate to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sra/ and click on 'Download' (left column). You will get a page with a link to Aspera being available at Aspera Connect under the download tab (if it isn't already installed).

ADD COMMENTlink written 4.8 years ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 73k
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what a crappy answer. man they suck.

ADD REPLYlink written 4.8 years ago by Jeremy Leipzig17k
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well just consider the act of mandating the use a weird third party commercial package that is likely to not exist in five years ... the reason being that people can download humongous data via a browser? ... that's just painful to even think it through

ADD REPLYlink written 4.8 years ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 73k
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If the needs are really for an easier to use system to reliably checksum and resume downloads of large files, someone needs to tell them that the BitTorrent protocol has legitimate uses.

ADD REPLYlink written 4.8 years ago by Matt Shirley7.5k

I don't even think they have a Linux client that is up to date with the Windows/Mac version, so I wasn't even able to use it on SRA when I last tried!

ADD REPLYlink written 4.8 years ago by Torst850
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24 months ago by
hanguangchun110
United States
hanguangchun110 wrote:

the ascp binary will be installed in $ASPERA_ROOT/connect/bin/(/home/.aspera/connect/bin for linux) when you install aspera connect plugin.

ADD COMMENTlink written 24 months ago by hanguangchun110
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gravatar for ososa
12 weeks ago by
ososa0
ososa0 wrote:

I recently used the ascp method for my SRA upload. I downloaded the aspera CLI for Windows from here: https://developer.asperasoft.com/desktop-advance/command-line-client

The ascp executable is under /cli/bin/

ADD COMMENTlink modified 12 weeks ago • written 12 weeks ago by ososa0
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