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