First, we want to wish all of our users (3,948 now) a happy and safe
2021. 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, but hopefully 2021 will
be a much better year.
A number of you noticed our anonymous rsync server was not up on Dec.
31. Though downtime was longer than expected, we have completed
rebuilding the server in preparation for several important data
releases. Service was restored on Jan. 1 and things have been stable
We have upgraded our server to support more disk space and faster
downloads. This is in preparation for a major release of digital
Also, a number of our Windows users have been inquiring about the best
way to download data. For Mac and Linux users, we strongly recommend
rsync. The main reason for this is that transfers of large amounts of
data take a long time and you can often get disconnected. You can rerun
your rsync command and it picks up where you left off.
A typical command looks something like this:
rsync -auxvL ne...@www.isip.piconepress.com:data/tuh_eeg_seizure/v1.5.2/ .
The format of the command is:
rsync -auxvL ne...@www.isip.piconepress.com
where <src> is the database or release you want to download, and "."
indicates that the data should be written to your current working
directory. Alternately, you can replace "." with any valid destination
path on your local machine.
What I have recently learned is that rsync now is part of MobaXterm,
which is a terminal tool we recommend for Windows. Once you download
MobaXterm, you can open a terminal session by clicking on the
appropriate button, and run the above rsync command. More details on
this will follow shortly.