Matthias Dodt wrote:
We would like to integrate a new datasource in our galaxy system. We want data to be inserted into galaxy via copying them directly from fileservers instead of uploading them through a http connection- maybe via some browser-based "explorer" who gives access to certain folders- Is there any galaxy-build in feature which may support something like this?
I have relocated this question to galaxy-dev since it deals with local implementation.
This is available now via the 'library_import_dir' and 'user_library_import_dir' options in universe_wsgi.ini.
library_import_dir: A directory containing subdirectories, from which all contents may be uploaded into a data library via the "upload a directory" version of the upload form. We often symlink files to these subdirectories to avoid double copies.
user_library_import_dir: A directory containing subdirectories named as Galaxy user email addresses which work as above, except that regular users may upload from these directories to libraries (assuming they have "add to library" permissions).