This approach will allow for multiple users to
have access to a single dataset on disk.
Will it also be possible for a single user to "upload" a dataset into more
than one history of their own? That would be tremendously helpful to me.
From: galaxy-user-bounces(a)bx.psu.edu [mailto:galaxy-user-
bounces(a)bx.psu.edu] On Behalf Of Greg Von Kuster
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 8:30 AM
To: James Casbon
Subject: Re: [galaxy-user] accessing data from the filesystem
The current Galaxy distribution does not allow for accessing data on the
file system without uploading it. However, Galaxy will soon include
support for what we are calling "dataset libraries", which will provide
this behavior. Using dataset libraries, a Galaxy administrator will
upload datasets into a library ( a subdirectory of datasets to which
Galaxy points ), and users will be able to access the datasets by
"uploading" them into their histories. This "uploading" process
not make a copy of the dataset, however, but will be a sort of pointer
to the dataset on disk. This approach will allow for multiple users to
have access to a single dataset on disk. We are well into the
implementation of these new features, and they should be available in
the Galaxy distribution within the next few weeks.
Greg Von Kuster
Galaxy Development Team
James Casbon wrote:
> Is it possible to access data on the filesystem without uploading it.
> i.e. I install galaxy locally, and then want to refer to some huge
> fasta file on disk. At the moment, I can upload it, which is slow and
> creates two copies. Can I just point galaxy at it somehow?
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