I figured it out. There is an option in the universe.wsgi.ini file called 
file_path which points to database/file now and can be changed to a diff 
location.
Thanks
On Mar 6, 2014, at 1:04 AM, Hans-Rudolf Hotz <h...@fmi.ch> wrote:

> Hi Ravi
> 
> I don't quite understand question. It looks like you are mixing up two 
> different things? A few comments, which might clarify and help you:
> 
> - the postgresql db does not store the data. It tracks the users,
>  their jobs and their histories. Hence, it stays pretty small.
> 
> - the actual data is stored in ~/galaxy_dist/database/files/
>  And this directory (or rather its numbered subdirectories) can grow
>  pretty quickly - depending on the kind of jobs you run.
> 
> - there are clean-up scripts which you can use to remove 'deleted'
>  history items (ie the data), see: 
> https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Admin/Config/Performance/Purge%20Histories%20and%20Datasets
> 
> 
> Hope this helps, Hans-Rudolf
> 
> 
> On 03/06/2014 02:39 AM, Ravi Alla wrote:
>> Hi fellow galaxy devs,
>> 
>> I am trying to understand how to implement the galaxy database and get an 
>> idea of how big it could get. Currently we are running galaxy on a 
>> webserver, and want to have the postgresql db on locally mounted partition 
>> and not on an NFS partition. This limits us to around 100GB of storage for 
>> the db. We will create data libraries for users to load their data without 
>> copying to galaxy, so input files won't be duplicated. Is there anything we 
>> can do about the output files? Do these files need to end up in the database 
>> or can we put them on the NFS partition somewhere with the db holding 
>> information about their location?
>> I noticed that on a routine small analysis I could easily have 20GB or more 
>> of output files and history and all this is in the database.
>> If output files and history files are written to the database, are they 
>> cleaned up daily to avoid storage issues?
>> 
>> Please advise.
>> Thanks
>> Ravi Alla
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