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To answer your question, files larger than 2GB must be uploaded via FTP to Galaxy. This is necessary due to Web browser limitations.

Help to use FTP is on this wiki. The screencasts both show the two step process. The first is to FTP the data to the server, the second is to move the data from the "Get Data -> Upload Data" tool form into your history.


On Oct 28, 2013, at 11:55 AM, Arshad Rafiq <arshadrafiq68@gmail.com> wrote:

 I am trying to upload  a bam file for my data analysis (size is about 9GB) I am trying URL method to up load and getting error message, can you please help me to sort out this problem. I am seeing following message
"An error occurred setting the metadata for this dataset. You may be able to set it manually or retry auto-detection"


Muhammad Arshad Rafiq, PhD
Research Associate
Laboratory of Dr. R. Hamilton
Physiology and Experimental Medicine
Research Institute
The Hospital for Sick Children
McMaster Building, Room 7005
88 Elm St. 
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
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