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Sequencing data access using sFTP

How to retrieve your sequencing data.

When the sequencing and post-processing of your Illumina Solexa Sequencing statement of work is complete, we make the data available to you protected under a username and password on our sFTP server. We will email you with this username and password when the data is available, and the path to location of your data files on our sFTP server. The data will only remain on the server for 2 weeks, so it is important to retrieve your data from our server in a timely manner.

Our sFTP server is located at sftp://sftp.bcgsc.ca/.

Your account will connect to the pathname of /sftp/<accountname>/. This directory will have an 'incoming' and a 'downloads' sub-directory. Your files will appear in the 'downloads' sub-directory.

We recommend the following sFTP programs to access your data:

Windows

On Windows popular clients include WinSCPWS_FTP and Cyberduck

macOS

On macOS popular clients include Transmit and Cyberduck. The command-line tool 'sftp' also ships with macOS.

Linux

On linux the command-line tool sftp is available, if you want to use a graphical user-interface then try FileZilla.

$ sftp sftp.bcgsc.ca


   ==================================================
   THIS SYSTEM IS FOR THE EXPLICIT USE OF BCGSC STAFF
    UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS IS BOTH FORBIDDEN AND LOGGED
   ==================================================


Connected to sftp01-sftp.dmz.bcgsc.ca.
sftp> ls downloads
downloads/one.txt   downloads/two.txt   
sftp> mget downloads/*
Fetching /downloads/one.txt to one.txt
/downloads/one.txt                                 100%    8     0.0KB/s   00:00    
Fetching /downloads/two.txt to two.txt
/downloads/two.txt   
sftp> quit
Page last modified Nov 28, 2016