One download request results into one file, so downloading a very large amount of data (i.e. more than 1Gb) with a single request is not allowed. Moreover, it is not recommended to manipulate files larger than 1Gb, for usability purpose.

Downloading a very large amount of data, especially for downloading large time coverage is possible through the Indeso download service: The simplest way is to perform a loop on dates. You need to split your download requests into several download requests.

For example, below you can find a loop coded in a simple Unix/Linux shell script.

# Definition of the dates

DATES=(2014-06-01 2014-06-02 2014-06-03 2014-06-04 2014-06-05 2014-06-06)

# Loop on the dates

for (( i = 0 ; i < ${#DATES[@]} ; i++ ))


      #Download request (should be adapted)

        python /opt/python/ --quiet -u [username] -p [userpassword] -m -s E2-SUB -d INDESO_BIO_1dAV-RT -x 90 -X 144 -y -20 -Y 25 -t ${DATES[$i]} -T ${DATES[$i]} -z 0.49402 -Z 1.54138 -v ZOO -o ./ -f



The array DATES shall be adapted to each situation (time coverage of the dataset and your own need). Of course, depending on the way you want to code the loop (python, perl, java…), you will have to adapt the code. The line in blue is a command line to download one time step of data.