Galaxy FTP Upload
File Upload via FTP
usegalaxy.org. Use the same email and password as for Galaxy.
Uploading data directly from the browser can be unreliable and cumbersome. Because of this the Main Galaxy allows you to upload data via FTP. FTP will allow you to monitor the upload status as well as resume interrupted transfers. Compression types .gz/.gzip, .bz/.bzip, .bz2/.bzip2, and single-file .zip are also supported.
If you are completely new to FTP transfers you might benefit from reading a wikihow page about it.
To get started using FTP with Galaxy, you'll need to have registered a regular Galaxy account. Once registered, you can initiate an FTP connection in your preferred FTP client. Please see the comparison of available FTP clients.
Upload from client
In this example I'm using ForkLift for MacOS. Point your client to the FTP server hostname provided in the upload modal window (
usegalaxy.org for Galaxy Main).
passivemode in your client. Also make sure to connect using
SFTPconnections will be rejected.
In many clients, the first time you use
FTPS, a certificate authentication will often be required (secure SLL/TSL was implimented at http://usegalaxy.org on July 19, 2017).
In this video, the changes for
FTPS are explained along with how to configure
FTP client settings and verfify the target server's certificate.
Below you can see my files copied to the destination on Galaxy's FTP server.
Import to Galaxy
Files uploaded to the FTP server won't automatically be imported to your history - rather, you will be presented with a list of the contents of your FTP directory in the standard upload interface. Select the ones you want to import and hit Start.
Configure for your Galaxy
FTP upload can be configured in local installations of Galaxy, instructions to do so can be found at admin/config/upload-via-ftp.