Webinar: Use iCommands for Flexibility and Control in Moving Data in CyVerse

September 25, 2020

10am Pacific | 11am Mountain | 12noon Central | 1pm Eastern


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About the Webinar

With capabilities to manage all your data throughout the research cycle and 100 GB of available data storage with your account, keeping all your data in CyVerse makes sense.

However, moving large amounts of data can be daunting. For flexible and easy control of your data transfers in and out of CyVerse, you can use iCommands, a collection of command line tools developed by iRODS, the technology underlying the Data Store. In this webinar, CyVerse Co-PI Eric Lyons will show you some tips and tricks for the most reliable data transfers, starting with reviewing some Unix basics and how to use iCommands for tasks such as up/downloading from your local computer to the Data Store and managing directories. Attendees will need to have access to a Linux command line prompt and have installed iCommands, but even if you're not yet adept at the command line, understanding proper data management basics through this webinar is a good start.

What You'll Learn

  • Some basics of Unix code and what iCommands are
  • How to use iCommands at the command line for transferring big datasets and managing directories
  • Tips and best practices to successfully transfer large datasets

User Experience Level

  • Novice+ (some command line experience needed)


About the Presenter

Eric Lyons photoEric Lyons is an Associate Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Arizona. Prior to obtaining his PhD in plant biology at the University of California, Berkeley, he worked for six years as a computational biologist and programmer in several industry settings including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and software companies in California. He has expertise in large project management and currently serves as the science team lead for CyVerse. His research is in bioinformatics and comparative genomics, and he is the founder of CoGe, a premier platform for comparative genomics, which now operates on the CyVerse cyberinfrastructure under its Powered by CyVerse program.