Hi Sebastian,

Thanks a lot for this detailed answer.
I will think about a custom recipe and try to contribute to this topic.

Thomas


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On 09/09/2014 12:55, Sebastian Schaaf wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> 
> We had this topic at the GCC this year, especially within the Galaxy
> Admins BoF. The truth is (please correct me anyone if this is not the case
> anymore!) that you are touching an unresolved point. Keeping track of
> tools, settings etc. across the versions is not given. People have their
> 'home-brew' solutions for this, e.g. keeping a (maybe virtual) machine in
> spare in order to invest several hours up to some days to test (with or
> without participation of the users) applicability to local
> constraints/histories/workflow/tools. The more testing is automated and
> the less users (or non-default pieces) the faster the update procedure can
> be. But there are also instances which did not receive updates for months
> or even years.
> 
> On our side we will be facing reality within the next two weeks as we
> really need the update. Although preconditions are pretty good (few users,
> not that deep modifications, high grade of automation) we expect some
> issues. happy to have a virtualized environment...
> 
> To wrap up my answer in a nutshell: no, there is no best practice guide
> and no migration tool, but every single contribution is warmly welcome :).
> 
> It would be *very* interesting how updates are handled at Galaxy Main...?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Sebastian
> (very interested in further feedback)
> 
> 
>> Hello,
>>
>> I try to keep our Galaxy instance up to date.
>> Very often, some tools disappear and other do not work anymore. This
>> breaks some users workflows.
>>
>> I may miss something. Is there a "best update pratice" to keep a Galaxy
>> instance and the tool-sheds fully functionnal ?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Thomas
>>
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>> http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/thomas.bellembois - +33 4 26 73 13 67
>> (IGFL internal IT doc: http://itdoc.igfl.ens-lyon.fr/itdoc)
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