Hi Marija,

Wow, sorry to hear this. If the datasets themselves were removed, it's unlikely there'd be a way to get them back. Some filesystems do have undelete tools to attempt to recover data that has not yet been overwritten. If you can stop all activity on that filesystem while investigating and attempt to recover, this would likely increase the amount of data you'd be able to recover.

It would be possible to reconnect to the database assuming it was not SQLite and also removed. Your existing backed up configs should do this automatically. This would restore your users and their Galaxy representations of things, such as histories, but without the actual data in those histories.


On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Durdevic, Marija <marija.durdevic@medunigraz.at> wrote:

Dear developers,


The colleague of mine mistakenly deleted my Galaxy installation (rm –rf *). Unfortunately there is no backup of complete installation. I have backup only configuration files.

Is there any chance to fetch new Galaxy instance from git and to connect it to the old database? Or maybe any other suggestion what to do in such case?


Many thanks in advance!





Mag. Marija Đurđević

Core Facility Computational Bioanalytics


Medical University of Graz

Center for Medical Research

Stiftingtalstraße 24, A-8010 Graz



Phone: +43 316/385-73024

Fax:+43 316/385-73009


Email: marija.durdevic@medunigraz.at

Email: marija.djurdjevic@klinikum-graz.at


Web: https://zmf.medunigraz.at/



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