Hi Lee,

If setting up Galaxy on an existing supported cluster, I would estimate
the setup time for an experienced sysadmin to be a day or two, although
that number can be larger if a lot of tools that depend on external
binaries (e.g. NGS mappers) and locally cached reference genomes are
desired, or you'd like to use the Sample Tracking/sequencer integration

Once running, it usually only needs intervention if more disk space is
needed, or to perform updates to new versions.  New stable versions are
released about once a month and should usually only take about 10
minutes to apply, although we reccommend reading the accompanying
Development News Brief.  Reading the brief ensures there aren't any
surprises, and to be made aware of any new configuration options or
features.  This task is fairly simple but a basic to intermediate
knowledge of system administration will be helpful here.

You may want to have your staff review the documentation at
http://usegalaxy.org/production to get an idea of what's involved in
setting up a production Galaxy server.

Anton Nekrutenko wrote:
> Lee:
> I am CC'ing you e-mail to galaxy-dev list. You can get a lot of useful 
> answers by posting to this list. Maintaining Galaxy is not different from 
> maintaining other software resources. To run it locally you will need to have 
> a system administration supervision as with any other high performance 
> system. It is wonderful that you are sending your staff members to Galaxy 
> Community Conference as they will be able to interact with key Galaxy Team 
> members such as Nate Coraor, who runs Penn State instance here.
> Thanks!
> anton
> On Feb 25, 2011, at 6:14 AM, Lee Hazelwood wrote:
> > Dear Prof Nekrutenko,
> > 
> > The university where I work is looking to locally implement your elegant 
> > software to enable us to view and analyse the rapidly growing amount of 
> > sequence data. We will be sending two staff members to the conference in 
> > Lunteren in May to get right into the detail on how we would achieve this.
> > 
> > However, with all things I need to request some time/ support for running 
> > such a system in advance of May.
> > If you could help by briefly answering the questions below I would much 
> > appreciate it.
> > 
> > *   What is a realistic amount of someones time to implement Galaxy on a 
> > Linux  server so that it can be used by researchers using the Web?
> > *   What is the usual time overhead to keep it running and how skilled 
> > would they have to be?
> > 
> > I should say, this will be for local biological researchers only, approx 
> > 20-30 dealing in Exome and Whole genome sequences.
> > 
> > Best regards
> > Lee
> > 
> > --
> > Dr Lee Hazelwood
> > BHRC Bioinformatics Technology Group Leader
> > Biomedical and Health Research Centre
> > Faculty of Biological Sciences
> > Garstang Building,
> > University of Leeds,
> > Leeds,
> > LS2 9JT, UK.
> > E-mail: l.d.hazelw...@leeds.ac.uk<mailto:l.d.hazelw...@leeds.ac.uk>
> > 
> > 
> Anton Nekrutenko
> http://nekrut.bx.psu.edu
> http://usegalaxy.org
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