Which tool should I use?


This table helps you choose which tool is most suitable for your application

Application Recommended Tool Discussion
Browsing and interacting directly with files without having to download them locally bs mount
Interactive selective copying bs mount The interactive nature of BaseMount makes it easier to select files to copy
Scripted or programmatic copying bs cp

  • Using bs cp in scripts avoids having to bs mount first
  • bs cp has better error reporting
  • Downloading runfolders with thousands of small files bs cp BaseMount relies on Unix tools like cp and rsync, which only copy one file at a time. By copying more than one file in parallel, bs cp performs better on these examples
    Uploading samples bs sample upload The sample uploader is the only tool able to do fastq validation

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