Rsync

If you are using an UNIX (Linux/Apple/Solaris) system, the best way to transfer your data is via rsync.

You change to your archive directory on your local machine, for example,

cd /data/archive/myrun
rsync -avL slimsdata.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu::slims/RANDOM_DIR .

The random_string above can be found in your SLIMS (http://slims.bioinformatics.ucdavis.edu) web interface, for the run you want to download

View->View Files

at the “View Files” screen, the address bar contains the random string name similar to the following URL

http://slims.bioinformatics.ucdavis.edu/Data/79856d9a09/

where 79856d9a09 is the random string that you need to download your files.

You may repeat the above command again to make sure that you have downloaded all your files, rsync will download missing files if the previous session was interrupted, it will report 0 download file if everything on the local machine is in sync with the remote server.

Wget

Wget is usually also available on Linux and Mac, and can be download for windows.  Generally rsync should be preferred over wget.

You change to your archive directory on your local machine, for example,

cd /data/archive/myrun
wget -r -nH -nc -R index.html* http://slimsdata.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/Data/RANDOM_DIR/

Windows: Cygwin+rsync+openssh

For Windows user, you need to install the freeware package basic cygwin plus the rsync and openssh packages. There are many online instructions on how to install cygwin, rsync, and openssh, here is one:

You can then download files using rsync similar to the other platforms.