Hi Hans-Rudolf Thanks for the swift reply.
So the (Psql > Mysql ) still stands in 2015 that's kind of a pity, installing psql is not a problem but fixing a crashed database (which never happened to us on our mysql -> psql migrated database) would still be me pushing some buttons to fix everything and I know for sure that these sysadmins are better in documenting stuff and following SLA's But a perfect running galaxy server would be concern nr 1. For your concerns about your migration. If "sh manage_db.sh upgrade" works on your new or test psql database after a galaxy upgrade I think you're safe. Eric On 27 July 2015 at 15:35, Hans-Rudolf Hotz <h...@fmi.ch> wrote: > Hi Eric > > Well, there is no official statement besides the one you have quoted > below, but anyone in the Galaxy team I have spoken to recently told me > to move to PostgreSQL. > > And that's why, I've been through the painful process of migrating our > MySQL database to a PostgreSQl database. Actually, the switch for our > production server just happened this morning - and I am still anxious > whether I have done everything correctly. > > Our system admin also prefers MySQl. Hence I had to set up my own > PostgreSQL server. And now, I am running the back-ups myself. > > > For your case: why not moving the Galaxy server to the "new more > powerful environment" but still connected to the old PostgreSQL server? > I don't think the database server (unless it is sqlite) is ever the > bottleneck, is-it? > > > Regards, Hans-Rudolf > > > On 07/27/2015 02:35 PM, Eric Kuyt wrote: > > Hi All, > > > > We are thinking of putting our galaxy instance in a new more powerful > > environment. Galaxy is now on a single server containing a psql database > > which is migrated from mysql a few years ago. > > The new environment already houses a really nice backupped highly > > available mysql server. > > > > as galaxy admin I am quite reluctant of migrating back to mysql, the > > system admin is quite reluctant of installing this psql database with > > the same grade of backup and availability just for galaxy. > > > > I could only come up with the line "/PostgreSQL is much preferred since > > we've found it works better with our DB abstraction layer, SQLAlchemy > > <http://www.sqlalchemy.org/>./" from the galaxy wiki, which is a rather > > slim argument. > > > > My question now is. > > > > Is Postgres still the preferred database or is Mysql now also a safe bet. > > > > For mysql we would have to migrate back, system management would have a > > lot of experience tuning databases and a high quality instance is > > already running. > > > > For Psql a new database instance would have to be installed, less > > knowledge of the database system is available but it is the preferred > > database. > > > > Could someone point out some more pros and cons in this question? > > > > Thanks, > > > > Eric > > > > -- > > Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen UR (CVI) > > Department of Infection Biology > > PO box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, NL > > Visiting address: ASG, Edelhertweg 15, 8219 PH Lelystad > > > > Tel: +31-(0)320-293391 > > Fax: +31-(0)320-238153 > > E-mail: eric.ku...@wur.nl <mailto:eric.ku...@wur.nl> > > Web:http://www.cvi.wur.nl <http://www.cvi.wur.nl> > > > > > > ___________________________________________________________ > > Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" > > in your mail client. To manage your subscriptions to this > > and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: > > https://lists.galaxyproject.org/ > > > > To search Galaxy mailing lists use the unified search at: > > http://galaxyproject.org/search/mailinglists/ > > > -- Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen UR (CVI) Department of Infection Biology PO box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, NL Visiting address: ASG, Edelhertweg 15, 8219 PH Lelystad Tel: +31-(0)320-293391 Fax: +31-(0)320-238153 E-mail: eric.ku...@wur.nl Web: http://www.cvi.wur.nl
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