On Sep 6, 2012, at 9:29 AM, Fourie Joubert wrote:

> Hi Folks
> 
> Our current galaxy version is pretty old (git updates are causing problems), 
> and we are running very low on space in our filesystem which hosts 
> /xxx/galaxy/database/files.
> 
> I need to start with a clean galaxy install (possibly on a new server) on a 
> new file system (a large Lustre volume, which is also mounted on our cluster).
> 
> I do need to migrate the shared data libs, histories, workflows, etc. from 
> the old Galaxy installation.
> 
> Most of the shared data lib stuff is symlinks, which will require a change to 
> the root path.
> 
> Would it possibly be feasible to use a schema-updated copy of our current 
> database for the new install, and do a search-and-replace procedure on the 
> file paths in the database to deal with the new root path for the files? 
> Anyone know which tables are involved?
> 
> Any tips and advice regarding a migration of Galaxy would be really 
> appreciated.
> 
> Best regards!
> 
> Fourie

Hi Fourie,

Dumping the database and loading it on the new server, then modifying paths is 
your best bet.  You can update the pats with SQL directly or a small script.  
The relevant paths are in Galaxy's 'dataset' table.

--nate


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