Question: Purging history deletes data in another history
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3.7 years ago by
United Kingdom
hlb1g1220 wrote:

I've been having some problems with purging histories. I've recently ran some BWAs and after transferring the BAMs to a new history, I purged the histories that created them. It was my understanding that if you delete one instance of a file in one history, and it's still available in another history, the file itself would not be deleted.

After this happened, the BAMs claim the jobs that created them had not finished and they cannot undergo further analysis, yet the mapping had finished. I'm quite annoyed as there were quite a lot of BAMs I've lost yet my disk usage has not gone down, so is it possible they can still be recovered?



ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.7 years ago by Nate Coraor3.2k • written 3.7 years ago by hlb1g1220

Thank you for this report, we have indeed detected a fairly rare problem and are working on the remedy.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.7 years ago by Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.9k
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3.7 years ago by
Nate Coraor3.2k
United States
Nate Coraor3.2k wrote:


Sorry for this - your datasets have been restored, please let us know if anything is amiss.

We are still working on tracking down the exact cause of this. It'd help us out if you could let us know the exact steps you took to copy the datasets and permanently delete histories, as Galaxy provides a number of different ways to do each of these steps.



ADD COMMENTlink written 3.7 years ago by Nate Coraor3.2k

Hi Nate,

Thanks very much yes everything is restored, huge relief! I opened the view all history pane and dragged the data sets into a new history. Once this had been done I used the drop down arrow and clicked purge above the old histories, see image:


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