On Aug 16, 2012, at 11:09 AM, Joachim Jacob wrote:

> 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?

Hi Joachim,

It's not possible with the FTP upload method, but if you set 
user_library_import_dir in the config file, users can upload files from a 
server directory and choose the "link" option, just like an admin can.

--nate

> 
> 
> Thanks for any hint,
> 
> Joachim
> 
> 
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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,
>> Joachim
>> 
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