Question: FTP file upload not working
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10 months ago by
charuhansini0 wrote:

I am not able to upload files using FTP onto the galaxy server. Many people have been facing this issue.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 10 months ago by Nate Coraor3.2k • written 10 months ago by charuhansini0
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10 months ago by
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:


I just retested FTP at Galaxy Main, using Filezilla with just default settings, and it is working.

The instructions for FTP are detailed in this FAQ (there is more than one method, but what I used is the simplest):

To troubleshoot, read the FAQ help and double check the settings against the instructions - server name, email address, and password must all be correct. Be aware that Galaxy accounts/credentials (email, password) are server-specific. Most people who have trouble are not using passive FTP or have used an incorrect server name and/or account creds.

For Galaxy Main, the server name is simply (no prefix). For other public Galaxy servers, the base URL is also the server name (no prefix). Not all public Galaxy servers will have FTP enabled. If you are not sure if the target server has FTP enabled, contacting the admins of the server you are working on is a good way to find out if FTP is active and working.

If FTP continues to fail, there may be a firewall where you are working preventing the connection. Check with your local admin or ISP provider for advice (how to get around a firewall can vary).

All support FAQs:

Hope that helps! Jen, Galaxy team

ADD COMMENTlink written 10 months ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k
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10 months ago by
Nate Coraor3.2k
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Nate Coraor3.2k wrote:

If you're still unable to upload after using the resources Jen posted, please provide specific details. Most helpful would be the settings you are connecting with - active vs. passive, implicit SSL vs. explicit, ports, etc., and any error messages you are receiving, where in the connection process you receive them. Screenshots are useful if you are using a graphical client.

ADD COMMENTlink written 10 months ago by Nate Coraor3.2k
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10 months ago by
atashi040 wrote:

I tried uploading files via FTP since Thursday, and it is still not working. I have been trying the list of suggestions here, and it didn't work. Are others still facing the same issue?

ADD COMMENTlink written 10 months ago by atashi040

I was able to upload just now to Same method as described above.

Install Filezilla, use all default settings, enter the server name/email address/password, quick connect, accept the security certificate that pops up, and then transfer data. If a larger transfer aborts for some reason, connect again and the transfer can be resumed from where it dropped off.

If you haven't tried FTP with the above method yet, please do.

If you still have problems:

  • Have you checked with your admin/ISP support to see if a firewall is a factor? This is important - we can't help to solve those issues or provide a workaround. What did they say or was some action taken?
  • Has FTP ever worked for your before (at, or have you always had problems?
  • What has changed since it used to work? And how long ago was that?
  • What (if anything) is being done differently from the above method? Is there a reason why the default settings are not appropriate for your use case?
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