Time-stamped Copies of PDB Archive Available via FTP
A snapshot of the PDB archive (ftp.wwpdb.org) as of January 4, 2010 has been added to ftp://snapshots.wwpdb.org/. Snapshots of the PDB have been archived annually since 2004. It is hoped that these snapshots will provide readily identifiable data sets for research on the PDB archive.
The directory 20100104 includes the 62,388 experimentally-determined coordinate files and related experimental data that were available at that time. Coordinate data are available in PDB, mmCIF, and XML formats. The date and time stamp of each file indicates the last time the file was modified.
The script at ftp://snapshots.wwpdb.org/rsyncSnapshots.sh may be used to make a local copy of a snapshot or sections of the snapshot..