FTP service sometimes overloaded for Open Data users

The last few weeks we have received a lot of questions about the FTP server not working and if this is due to the transition to the new Data Platform. This is not the case.

The download capacity that KDC can provide is limited and is shared with all KDC users. As a result, the system is sometimes overloaded, especially if many people download large sets at the same time (with automated FTP scripts). In case of an overload it can sometimes take a while before the system is rebooted (it is not a 24/7 system).

Also in the future it will not be possible to prevent overloading of the system, therefore additional measures are being considered to limit this as much as possible.