Hi Ulf,

Unfortunately, metadata files are assigned an id that is unrelated to the dataset id. To link the files you'll need to use the database. The numerical id you see in the filename is the id of the dataset in the `dataset` table. From this you can go backward to the history_dataset_association (hda) table, where hda.dataset_id = dataset.id. Finally, from there, hda.id can be used to find the metadata_file via metadata_file.hda_id.

More succinctly:

dataset.id = history_dataset_association.dataset_id
history_dataset_association.id = metadata_file.hda_id


On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 6:34 AM, Ulf Schaefer <Ulf.Schaefer@phe.gov.uk> wrote:
Dear all

For each bam file in my history I can download the associated bai (bam
index) file.

I assume these files are stored somewhere under
/mount/galaxy/database/files/_metadata_files. Correct? Is there an easy
way to find the bam index file for a bam file, given only the internal
file name of the bam (e.g.

I am asking because I would like to use the files_to_ftp tool to
automatically download bams together with their associated indices.


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