Question: setting up ftp for local galaxy instance
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3.6 years ago by
amitpande7410 wrote:


      I have been trying to setup an ftp for a local instance of Galaxy. I read the instructions at

But unfortunately could not see the mentioned files mentioned here "change the options library_import_dir and allow_library_path_paste, respectively in the Data Libraries section of your config (config/galaxy.ini or config/galaxy.ini)"

What I did was to change the universe_wsgi.ini file and make it look like this:

# This should point to a directory containing subdirectories matching users'
# email addresses, where Galaxy will look for files.
ftp_upload_dir = /bioappl/bin/galaxy-dist/database/files

# This should be the hostname of your FTP server, which will be provided to
# users in the help text.
ftp_upload_site =

But somehow Filezilla fails to connect with the port 8080.

Can someone who has done this kindly help.



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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.6 years ago by aysam.guerler90 • written 3.6 years ago by amitpande7410
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3.6 years ago by
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aysam.guerler90 wrote:

Hi Amit,

Galaxy does not include a FTP server but rather accesses the FTP directory directly/locally to read the contents. In order to access the directory with FTP clients you have to set up a separate FTP server. I hope this helps.

Thanks, Sam





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