Aepera quick setup

Aspera is IBM’s high-performance file transfer software which allows for the transfer large files and data sets with predictable, reliable and secure delivery regardless of file size or transfer distance from a site which has the aspera server running. The NCBI recommend the use of aspera for transfer of data sets from their site.

One-time initial setup

echo 'export PATH=~/.aspera/cli/bin/:$PATH' >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc

Copy from a remote server to local HPC directory

ascp -QT -l 100M user@source_hostname:source_file /local/destination/folder/
  • -T Disable encryption for maximum throughput
  • -l max_rate

For a full list of ascp options, check this link