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FTP problems again

John S.J.Anderson janderso at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Tue May 21 07:02:56 EST 2002

>>>>> "Garry" == Garry Martin <gmartin at MendelBio.COM> writes:

> Since Sat May 11 through Sun May 19, all of our attempts to ftp
> large files from ftp.ncbi.nih.gov:genbank/daily/ have failed. 

We apologize for the recent problems with NCBI's FTP service. On May
11th, we suffered a catastrophic hardware failure in the storage array
that holds the FTP data. Our initial priority was to restore the data
from backups and make it available again. Once that was done, however,
we discovered other hardware issues with the FTP server. Because of
that, we have accelerated plans to deploy a more scalable FTP

That solution is now in place. We are merely waiting for the necessary
DNS changes to propagate; once this has happened, we believe that
normal levels of FTP access should be restored. In the meantime, if
you have unacceptable performance from <ftp.ncbi.nih.gov>, please try
accessing <ftp1.ncbi.nih.gov> or <ftp2.ncbi.nih.gov>.

DO NOT use those latter two addresses in production scripts. THEY ARE
of them only in an attempt to resolve the current situation a bit more
quickly than DNS propagation allows for.

Thank you for your patience,
the NCBI systems staff

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