Question: Download Geo Sra Data Using Aspera Connect
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8.0 years ago by
United States
dfernan700 wrote:

I'd like to download the following SRA files:

using aspera connect in our university linux cluster but when I try ascp'ing it asks me for a password, do you know if there is a guest password or I should write to the sra email

Also is there a way to recursively download all the files directly? I was ascp'ing them one by one, would the following command work?

ascp -QT -l640M ./test/

I looked at the but it did not explicity say anything about requiring a password.

Please let me know if anyone has some experience with using Aspera to download GEO data.


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ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.7 years ago by baikalevi10 • written 8.0 years ago by dfernan700

Hi, have you solved this problem. I have added asperaweb_id_dsa.putty, but still need Key passphrase. Where could I get this Key passphrase? Thanks.

ADD REPLYlink written 6.9 years ago by Gangcai230
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6.8 years ago by
Concord NC USA
Ann2.3k wrote:

Following up on my previous comment:

I recently installed Aspera Connect on my Mac using this site:

The newer version of ascp requires using asperaweb_id_dsa.openssh instead of asperaweb_id_dsa.putty. This change happened within the last year or so. Some of the older documentation may be out of date.

Also, like Jeremy said, ascp -i requires the absolute path.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.8 years ago • written 6.8 years ago by Ann2.3k
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8.0 years ago by
Philadelphia, PA
Jeremy Leipzig19k wrote:

ascp definitely wants that -i "/full_path_to/asperaweb_id_dsa.putty" argument

ADD COMMENTlink modified 8.0 years ago • written 8.0 years ago by Jeremy Leipzig19k

@Jeremy thanks.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.9 years ago by dfernan700

I have a similar problem. I tried giving it the full path but ascp still asked for a passphrase.

ADD REPLYlink written 6.8 years ago by Ann2.3k

The same thing happens to me. Changing from .putty to .openssh still requires me to enter a passphrase.

ADD REPLYlink written 6.3 years ago by zhangz.cs250
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6.7 years ago by
baikalevi10 wrote:

Thanks Ann: This is very helpful, it worked absolutely fine by adding full path for -i and changing putty to openssh.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.7 years ago by baikalevi10
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