Hi Jochen,

Yes, this is possible. You shouldn't need to reinstall tools. Everything that Galaxy modifies is in (by default) three places on the filesystem (in addition to the database):

  1. GALAXY_ROOT/database/ - especially GALAXY_ROOT/files/ (datasets) and GALAXY_ROOT/dependencies/ (tool dependencies)
  2. Configs in GALAXY_ROOT/config/ - the ones modified by Galaxy itself are mostly the shed_*.xml files
  3. GALAXY_ROOT/../shed_tools/
Typically the easiest thing to do is to move the old GALAXY_ROOT out of the way and copy your configs to the new config/ directory, and move database/files and database/dependencies to the new database/ directory.

If you need to change any paths things can be quite a bit trickier.


On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 11:34 AM Jochen Bick <jochen.bick@usys.ethz.ch> wrote:

is it possible to clone a fresh galaxy and reinstall all tools from an
existing galaxy (old) by keeping the database and all files?

Cheers Jochen

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