Starting with January 2005, time-stamped yearly snapshots of the PDB Archive will be available from
ftp://snapshots.rcsb.org/. It is hoped that
these snapshots will provide readily identifiable data sets for research on the PDB archive.
Currently, the directory 20050106 is available. This directory contains the exact
and complete contents of the FTP archive as it appeared on January 6, 2005.
This includes the 29040 experimentally-determined coordinate files that were current
(i.e., not obsolete) in PDB and mmCIF formats. Data in XML (PDBML) format are not
included in this first snapshot, but will be made available on DVD in the near future.
Subsequent snapshots on this FTP server will include data in PDB, mmCIF, and PDBML formats.
The snapshot follows the historical directory structure -- coordinate files are
contained in subdirectories named after the two middle characters of the PDB ID,
for example, 100d is found in the directory '00'.
The date and time stamp of each file indicates the last time the file was modified.
Entries in the PDB archive have been processed by the three members of the wwPDB (RCSB, PDBe, and PDBj).