On Jul 1, 2013, at 3:48 AM, Rafael Hernández wrote:

> Hi Galaxy devs,
> 
> I've installed Galaxy in local and I see that in spite of the users remove 
> their histories using the "Delete history" option, the used space is not free.
> 
> As I understand reading the Galaxy documentation, after deleting the history, 
> the history is marked as "Deleted" but files are not removed. After 60 days, 
> Galaxy automatically remove them.
>       • If you delete a specific history using the **Options** link at the 
> top of the history panel, that history and all of its associated datasets 
> will be removed from disk 60 days after you deleted the history.
>       • Those specific history items ( datasets ) that you delete from one of 
> your histories by clicking the "X" icon in the history item will be removed 
> from disk after 60 days, but unless you manually delete your history, you 
> will still be able to view the history itself ( only the dataset that you 
> deleted from your history will be removed from disk ).
> 
> I suppose this should be the default behavior too for local installations. 
> but I did not configure anything about that and I need to confirm this is 
> true because the used space becomes bigger each day!
> 
> Is there any way to change this periodicity to less days?

Hi Rafa,

The cleanup interval is customizable.  Please see the documentation at:

    
http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Admin/Config/Performance/Purge%20Histories%20and%20Datasets

And let us know if you have any difficulties.

--nate

> 
> Thank you and regards,
> 
> Rafa Hernández de Diego 
> 
> Genomics of Gene Expression Lab.
> Bioinformatics and Genomics Department
> Prince Felipe Research Centre (CIPF)
> C/ Eduardo Primo Yúfera 3
> 46012 Valencia, Spain
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