I am very glad that this worked out! It looks like you have already
helped at least one other user and I am sure others to come!
We were discussing this internally while you were working. Updates to
the ready-loaded data on cloud instances will be getting a make-over in
the near term (this has been in planning for a while). Ease of data
install for locals is included in the larger project goals. Technical
implementation details are being sorted out to ensure the most robust
solution, but data services that meet our project's three core goals of
"accessible, reproducible, and transparent" are without question the
central design criteria for success.
Thank you again! We very much value the patience, tenacity, and time you
took to not only see this through for yourself, but to post your
experience & methods back to the list so clearly to share with others.
Our community, most definitely including you, are so important. We are
all "Galaxy team" :)
Hope this can help somebody.
Center for Integrative and Translational Genomics
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center