Yes on both counts. Snapshots do cost money, and /mnt/galaxyTools is the right
place to install new lib and programs.
On Jan 9, 2012, at 10:16 AM, mailing list wrote:
> Thanks. It seems to me that http://aws.amazon.com/ebs/ says snapshots
> do carry a small charge. I might be reading it wrong though.
> Also if I'm installing new libraries and programs, would those go in
> Thanks again,
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM, Dannon Baker <dannonba...@me.com> wrote:
>> When you make changes to the EBS volumes of a galaxy cloudman instance and
>> choose 'persist' from the admin panel, an EBS snapshot is taken. The next
>> time you start an instance up, instead of creating the EBS volume from the
>> base snapshot that we distribute, it is created from your own customized
>> The share string is actually a handle to a cloudman s3 bucket. That bucket
>> contains all of the configuration information for your cluster and
>> customizations. You can look at your own buckets to see the information
>> saved, if you'd like. When the share-an-instance configuration steps happen
>> and snapshots are taken, privileges are set to allow others to access those
>> Since the customizations you make to galaxy are stored as an EBS snapshot,
>> this does carry an extra cost. See more information about EBS snapshots at
>> And, lastly, if you're *really* interested in the nuts and bolts of how it
>> happens, see the source here:
>> On Jan 9, 2012, at 9:26 AM, mailing list wrote:
>>> I was wondering how the sharestring feature works?
>>> Enis mention it a little bit here:
>>> So as I understand it, I do my customizations and persist them, and
>>> then I get a sharestring so others can load my customizations.
>>> How does this work behind the scenes?
>>> Also where are my customizations stored? Am I charged by Amazon for
>>> storing them? How do others have permissions to pull them from my
>>> Amazon account?
>>> (I'm new to all of this, sorry if my questions are obvious)
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