Changes between Version 22 and Version 23 of FAQ/downloadftp


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Apr 13, 2017 11:44:58 AM (5 months ago)
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    11= Downloading Data via FTP =
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    3 NERC-ARF now commonly deliver data via FTP. This procedure allows faster access to data and easier distribution across multiple institutions, however some users have had problems with downloading such large amounts of data. This guide aims to help with downloading data.
     3NERC-ARF now commonly deliver data via FTP. This procedure allows faster access to data and easier distribution across multiple institutions. However, some users have had problems with downloading such large amounts of data. This guide aims to help with downloading data.
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     5If you are on a university network (e.g., JANET) a fast download speed (~ 50 MB/s) should be possible but the actual speed at which you can download data will depend on a number of factors. How you connect to your network will have a big impact on your download speed - for best performance we recommend using a wired connection, ideally running at 1Gb/s.  Downloading over WiFi is not recommended.
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    57When you receive your delivery notification email will contain the following details about the FTP server:
     
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    1719Clicking on the link will normally open a web browser (e.g., IE, Chrome). While it is possible to download files individually through a web browser, for multiple large files it is better to use a specialised FTP client. For Windows / OS X we recommend [https://cyberduck.io/?l=en Cyberduck], for Linux we recommend using [http://lftp.yar.ru/desc.html lftp] from the command line. However, a number of other clients are available (e.g., FileZilla) which could be used instead.
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    19 If you are on a university network (e.g., JANET) a fast download speed (~ 50 MB/s) should be possible but the actual speed at which you can download data will depend on a number of factors. How you connect to your network will have a big impact on your download speed - for best performance we recommend using a wired connection, ideally running at 1Gb/s.
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    2121== Cyberduck (Windows / OS X) ==
     
    6767* Type `lftp` and the line from your email. For example:                       
    6868{{{                                                                             
    69    lftp ftp://arsf18:PASSWORD@ftp.rsg.pml.ac.uk/                               
     69   lftp ftp://arsfN:PASSWORD@ftp.rsg.pml.ac.uk/                               
    7070}}}                                                                             
    7171* You can get a list of directories using '`ls`'.