Error with prefetch to download SRA files


I am trying to use prefetch to download SRA files with this code:

prefetch SRR6165756

however I get the following error:

2022-04-01T19:36:00 prefetch.2.8.0: 1) Downloading ‘SRR6165756’…

2022-04-01T19:36:00 prefetch.2.8.0 int: unknown while creating directory within file system module - /home1/cfausto/ncbi/public/sra/SRR6165756.sra.lock: Cannot OpenFileWrite

2022-04-01T19:36:00 prefetch.2.8.0: 1) failed to download SRR6165756

I’m wondering how to resolve this issue? Seems like I don’t have access. Thank you!


Hi Connor,

It looks like you’ve filled your home directory. Is it possible to have prefetch save data to your project directory instead?