I have asked this question in biostars, but I am trying here as well as people working with "omics" data might be able to help. I think my issue relates understanding how large data storage on online server works. I am trying to download large data from the Human Microbiome Project. These are available on online server and can be downloaded via aspera (ascp).
I can't figure out the right path to get the data. On their website, they give an example of command to retreive an example dataset:
ascp -l 100M -QT email@example.com:/ReferenceGenomes/test_genome.tar /path/to/local/directory
I executed this, using my own username, from this I am asked my password, and I can authenticate. But then I get the following error:
(Error: Server aborted session: No such file or directory)
Then, I downloaded the manifest file via the HMP portal. In this manifest, they provide the path to which these files are supposed to be available. I tried to execute again the command with one of those path, provided by the manifest file:
ascp -l 100M -QT firstname.lastname@example.org:/files/5a950f27980b5d93e4c16da124000378 /path/to/local/directory
I again get the same error of "No such file or directory".
The full url provided by the manifest
I tried putting different chunks of this address into to ascp command but nothing works. I think there is something I don't understand about how to access the server via aspera and what is expected to go in this path. When I copy paste this url in google, this directly download the file I want. So I'm close, but I need to do it via command line as I need to download hundreds of these files and they are huge (6-10GB each).
How can I download the data of the human microbiome project using ascp?