Question: unable to permanently delete a dataset from Galaxy
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3.1 years ago by
Laura.Collins0 wrote:

I have deleted some galaxy datasets to free up memory.  I would like to permanently delete them but when I select this option I get an error message in red saying:

Unable to purge dataset.  Please contact a Galaxy administrator if the problem persists.

I've tried logging out and back in again but I still can't permanently delete any unwanted dataset.  I'm not sure how to contact a Galaxy administrator.  Any help would be appreciated.

 

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.1 years ago by Dannon Baker3.7k • written 3.1 years ago by Laura.Collins0

Can you tell me exactly how you went about trying to purge the datasets?  (which menu, etc.)

ADD REPLYlink written 3.1 years ago by Dannon Baker3.7k

Under the current history I deleted the datasets that I no longer needed by clicking the delete option.  I then selected the deleted link to view all datasets including deletions.  I selected the option to remove the datasets permanently from the disk.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.1 years ago by Laura.Collins0

Are you still seeing this behavior today?

ADD REPLYlink written 3.1 years ago by Dannon Baker3.7k

It appears to be deleting permanently as expected right now.  I've managed to delete 2 histories that were taking up space, however, the available space hasn't adjusted to reflect this. 

ADD REPLYlink written 3.1 years ago by Laura.Collins0

I've just seen that the memory has increased so perhaps it takes a while.  Thanks for the help!

ADD REPLYlink written 3.1 years ago by Laura.Collins0

Happy to help - I manually recalculated things and you should be good to go now.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.1 years ago by Dannon Baker3.7k
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3.1 years ago by
Dannon Baker3.7k
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Dannon Baker3.7k wrote:

Just to leave an actual answer for posterity, the issues with deleting datasets were likely due to a configuration issue on usegalaxy.org that has since been resolved.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.1 years ago • written 3.1 years ago by Dannon Baker3.7k
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