Question: How can I migrate a local galaxy instance to a Cloud Infrastructure
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3.7 years ago by
jchen01580 wrote:

Dear Senior members

I have a local Galaxy installed onto my local workstation (Just 1 Personal Computer hosting).

Because it is still in development mode, I would have to cd to my galaxy directory and perform the "sh" command to launch galaxy onto the network.

Now, I wish to migrate everything (inclusive of the data, tools etc) to a cluster of Personal Computer (A Cloud Infrastructure), may I know what is the recommended way of doing it?

Will it be as simple as just copying the whole directory of galaxy to the new server and let the new server execute the "sh" command on its terminal?




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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.7 years ago by Enis Afgan690 • written 3.7 years ago by jchen01580

Very interesting question!

This might prove non-trivial unless the new cloud machine is the exact copy of the original local one, which is impossible to achieve. Many tools are compiled for your architecture and if you change it they won't run. I will point some cloud specialists here that know more.

It will definitely not be as simple as copying files.

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.7 years ago • written 3.7 years ago by Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.9k

Hi Martin

Ok noted on that, will await for the replies.

Thanks for the help!



ADD REPLYlink written 3.7 years ago by jchen01580
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3.7 years ago by
Enis Afgan690
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Enis Afgan690 wrote:

Depending on how much data/tools you have on your instance, it might be easiest to export the data on your instance (e.g., click on history settings button then "Export to File" for each history and similar for workflows), start a cloud instance and then import your data on the cloud machine. You can then install any missing tools from the Tool Shed. 

Or did you make changes to your instance of Galaxy application itself? In that case you can still do the same as above but in the mean time commit&push your changes to your repository and then pull/update the cloud Galaxy instance from your private repository. 

Hope this helps.

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