Hi Greg,

Upload your files to a Galaxy data library using a combination of "Upload files 
from filesystem paths" without copying data into Galaxy's default data store.

See the following wiki for all the details:

http://wiki.g2.bx.psu.edu/Admin/Data%20Libraries/Uploading%20Library%20Files

For all of the details about data libraries, see:

http://wiki.g2.bx.psu.edu/Admin/Data%20Libraries

Greg Von Kuster


On Apr 23, 2012, at 11:26 AM, Gregory Miles wrote:

> We have large files that cannot be uploaded using the "file upload" command 
> and instead would need to be uploaded using a URL. Unfortunately, we are 
> using a "local" install on a non-local machine, so setting up an FTP server 
> on this machine is a security issue. The files are located on this computer 
> already anyhow, and Galaxy would simply be copying from one folder to another 
> in order to perform the "get data" step. Is there a simple way to have a 
> "pointer" of some sort such that galaxy knows where this file is and:
> 
> 1) Would not have to copy it and could simply refer to the file location.
> 2) Could perform data analysis steps on this file and push the output to the 
> usual location (not the location of the data files).
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
> 
> Dr. Gregory Miles
> Bioinformatics Specialist
> Cancer Institute of New Jersey @ UMDNJ
> Office: (732) 235 8817
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