Large genomic datasets are becoming increasingly common, and often we need to find a place to archive and share data once our project is done. Probably the most widely used archive is NCBI's Short Read Archive (SRA). However, if you ever tired to use this for large data sets, their ftp upload option is a pain. There are frequent drop-outs and you only have a few minutes from logging in to navigate to your directory and start to upload. In short, I find data archiving a very frustrating experience.
I want to get a discussion going about the tricks and tips for streamlining this process. Especially, I'd like to know how one connects a remote server to NCBI.