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Connecting to a Server and Uploading Files

Connecting to a Server

Before creating a server project, first connect to a server by clicking the Server tab on the top of Array Studio.


Fill in the server information (where Server name can be anything given by the user to help remember the server) and log-in credentials. Select the Connect button. Depending on the server setup, another window may appear prompting the user to choose which analytical server to connect to.


Upon successful login, the default Wizard window will appear in the Server window:


Uploading Files

One requirement for performing server-bases analysis is that the raw data (e.g. cel, fastq or bam files) has to be located on the server. One can use Array Studio to transfer local files to the server easily.

In the Server tab, go to Server File | Browse Files:


The ServerFiles tab will appear with a listing of the current folders in the /Users/username directory:


In the example above, we are in the user folder (/Users/admin) and with the user id as admin. The User folder is one place to hold your personal data files. New folders can be created by right-clicking the mouse and selecting Create New Folder from the dropdown menu.

Create a new folder and name it SampleData.

Enter the SampleData folder and click Upload to transfer files from local computer to the server.


Select the ServerTest.bam file and click Open. As the files load, the progress is monitored in the lower portion of the ServerFiles window:


Once the uploading has finished and the ftp transfer is complete, the files will appear in the SampleData folder.