Excuses for the repost, but I really need to solve this.

Uploading with FTP fails on our Galaxy, because the /tmp directory has not enough space. How can I hack in the Galaxy code base that the temporary directory needs to be /mnt/galaxydb/tmp ? Another solution: how can I provide a symlink to our FTP directory?

Thanks for any hint,


Joachim Jacob, PhD

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On 08/08/2012 12:12 PM, Joachim Jacob wrote:
Dear devs,

Question about FTP upload: is it correct that Galaxy copies the data from the FTP upload directory to galaxy database instead of symlinking? Can I set somewhere the option to symlink instead of copying?

I run galaxy in a small virtual machine. The Galaxy database is on a network share. With 'get data' - 'Upload file', when importing the files I have uploaded with FTP, there is a process filling up the /tmp directory with the file I want to import.

Kind regards,

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