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Dryad needs to accept uploads of large files. These files must be transferred outside the normal submission system unless/until a better transfer mechanism is built into the submission system.
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This page contains instructions  for Dryad users who want to deposit very large files. Files larger than 100MB may not work with the normal Dryad submission system. Uploading these files may fail due to unstable internet connections or web browser timeouts. In these situations, Dryad can accept content uploaded through alternate mechanisms.
  
== HTTP ==
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== What to do if your files are large ==
  
Some institutions use HTTP for large transfers. Perhaps we can reconfigure our servers to work better over HTTP?
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If you have files larger than 100MB and receive an error when using the the Dryad submission system, please contact the Dryad staff at [mailto:help@datadryad.org help@datadryad.org]. The staff will analyze your situation and make recommendations for how to proceed.
  
Pro:
 
* can be built into the submission system easily
 
 
Con:
 
* times out easily, especially on low-quality Internet connections
 
 
== FTP ==
 
 
We are currently testing file transfers via ftp2.nescent.org. When a transfer is needed, NESCent IT must turn on the service, and they should be notified to shut down the service after a transfer is complete.
 
 
Pro:
 
* simple and well understood
 
 
Con:
 
* security issues
 
 
== SCP ==
 
 
Pro:
 
* Quick, easy, secure.
 
 
Con:
 
* Still not a standard install on Windows machines.
 
 
== Mailed USB key ==
 
 
Pro:
 
* can transfer very large files without worrying about size and bandwidth concerns
 
 
Con:
 
* doesn't seem "professional"
 
* may take a long time for international authors
 
 
== BioTorrents ==
 
 
Pro:
 
* can transfer large files efficiently
 
 
Con:
 
* The process of creating a torrent file is too complex for a typical Dryad user.
 
  
 
== WeTransfer ==
 
== WeTransfer ==
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(This is the mechanism being used in fall 2011)
 
(This is the mechanism being used in fall 2011)
  
== Aspera ==
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[[Category:Help]]
 
 
FASP mechanism
 

Revision as of 10:38, 21 February 2012

This page contains instructions for Dryad users who want to deposit very large files. Files larger than 100MB may not work with the normal Dryad submission system. Uploading these files may fail due to unstable internet connections or web browser timeouts. In these situations, Dryad can accept content uploaded through alternate mechanisms.

What to do if your files are large

If you have files larger than 100MB and receive an error when using the the Dryad submission system, please contact the Dryad staff at help@datadryad.org. The staff will analyze your situation and make recommendations for how to proceed.


WeTransfer

(This is the mechanism being used in fall 2011)