Hi Josh,

Are you using XSendFile or X-Accel-Redirect, by any chance?

--nate

On Sep 17, 2012, at 5:18 PM, Josh Nielsen wrote:

> Okay, I solved half of the problem. The upload job was consistently being 
> submitted to the one compute node in our cluster that I forgot to create the 
> symlink on that points to the new location. I can now upload files. This 
> means I am fully functional now, which is good, however I still prefer to do 
> away with the symlink approach altogether and get Galaxy to work directly 
> with the new directory path. Any suggestions for getting that to work?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Josh Nielsen <jniel...@hudsonalpha.com> 
> wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> I recently migrated the location of the Galaxy file_path directory 
> (~/database/files/) along with the temp, job_working_directory, and pbs 
> directory locations (all under ~/database/) to a new storage system mount 
> point and I properly updated the change in the universe_wsgi.ini file but 
> have run into some problems with managing our datasets. I can run Galaxy jobs 
> just fine but I cannot view or download the datasets in the output of the 
> jobs after they have run - when it tries to open it from the new path - and I 
> get an actual browser error when trying to fetch the dataset. On a hunch I 
> created a symbolic link named after the old path in the / directory pointing 
> to the new location (and pointed file_path in the universe_wsgi.ini file back 
> to it - which looks exactly like the old directory path), and sure enough 
> this works as a (temporary) fix to view/download the files. However doing 
> that seems to, in turn, mess with the file uploading function which will fail 
> every time wit!
 h a "
> OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory" message. 
> 
> So I'm caught between two broken configurations depending on the path I point 
> to (the new path or the symlink alternative). I guess in the latter situation 
> it does not like traversing a symbolic link (which is the only explanation 
> that I can think of). The root of the problem needs to be fixed though in 
> that Galaxy seems to be "remembering" the old path from somewhere (the Galaxy 
> database?) such that it will not let me simply migrate the data to a new 
> location and change the path variables in 
> universe_wsgi.ini. Any suggestions on the proper changes that need to be made 
> to fix this permanently? 
> 
> Thanks,
> Josh Nielsen
> 
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