Question: Galaxy Cloud: Restore Histories with data uploaded to ec2
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2.3 years ago by
agrant30 wrote:


I am currently experimenting with galaxy cloud. Setting it up was very straight forward after watching the vimeo video Although after uploading around 50 gigabytes onto my galaxy instance, I stopped it (to save a buck or two). Once I got back to my research, I restarted my instance and the history was empty. But CloudMan showed that I was still using 50 gigabytes on my ec2 instance.

My question is, do I have to re-upload my data to a new/restarted instance or is there a way to re-create a history from the data that I have already uploaded onto my ec2 instance.

Thank you for your time.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.3 years ago by Dannon Baker3.7k • written 2.3 years ago by agrant30
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2.3 years ago by
Dannon Baker3.7k
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Dannon Baker3.7k wrote:

Starting and stopping instances isn't recommended -- in general I'd do a complete "terminate cluster" from the cloudman interface, and then just restart it when you want it back.

That said, the data as you've guessed is likely there. Do you remember if you made a new Galaxy login before you uploaded the data? My first hunch as to what happened is that you uploaded as a non-logged-in (anonymous) user and your session is now a new one.

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.3 years ago by Dannon Baker3.7k

You are exactly right, I did not create a galaxy login when I first uploaded my data onto my cloud instance. After creating a login and re-uploading the data it stayed within my history on the cloud.

But a quick followup question, do I have to delete my instance to get rid of the data that I'm storing on my cloud and that isn't associated with a history? Or is there a way to access my uploaded data and delete them?

You are a life saver btw, thank you!

ADD REPLYlink written 2.3 years ago by agrant30

Glad it worked!

It's definitely possible to clean up and delete those datasets, but it isn't exactly easy. If you were able to get back to that anonymous session on the instance (was it a different computer, different browser?) that'd be by far the easiest. Otherwise, you'll have to use the terminal to ssh in and run Galaxy's cleanup dataset scripts (or, alternately, just delete the file manually since we don't care about that particular anonymous user). I can walk you through that if you'd like to try.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.3 years ago by Dannon Baker3.7k

That would be great! I've tried to find the directory with my datasets by ssh-ing into my instance but I couldn't find them anywhere. Do you know what that path is to access those files?

ADD REPLYlink written 2.3 years ago by agrant30
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