New Download Experience

With our newest release today, we are happy to introduce a revamped download experience from our run details and analysis details page.  This new experience takes advantage of the existing BaseSpace Downloader, with a couple new filtering options.

From the run detail page, upon selecting download, you will now be presented with the following dialog:

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You now have the option to download the BaseSpace Downloader (this step can ignored if Downloader is already installed) as well as select what type of files you would like to download from that run.  By selecting “All FASTQ files” you will pass to the Downloader all of the FASTQ files that were generated from the run. Note that you have to have corresponding access to the respective projects of each run to able to download the FASTQs.  By selecting “SAV” files, you will download just the Sequencing Analysis Viewer files for that particular run. Lastly, if you ran a MiSeq automated workflow we present you with a shortcut to that analysis for quick download.

Once at the Analysis Details page, you may select download button and be presented with the following dialog:

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From here, you may choose to download either:

1. Your entire analysis – includes all of the files that are the output of that analysis (note: this may span multiple projects).

2. Only the VCF files (variant) for this analysis.

3. Only the BAM files (aligned data) for this analysis.

We hope that you enjoy this new download experience.  This is replacing the legacy download package feature (MiSeq only) we had from the run details page by providing a more uniform download experience more inline with how download works in the rest of BaseSpace.

As always, your feedback is much appreciated.  Enjoy.

Update (04/24/2015): We have received feedback regarding the inability of using the new downloader on Linux machines. At the BaseSpace WWDC today at the Broad Institute we announced that a new feature called BaseMount will be released soon. BaseMount enables you to mount your BaseSpace data as an Linux read-only FUSE-based virtual file system.  You can do normal file system operations and can download files from a command line. We have a detailed demo below.

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