Question: Deleted datasets did not reduce account disk quota usage
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21 months ago by
avoltz30 wrote:

Hi, I've deleted old histories and files from my account, but that didn't seem to affect the % of space I'm using. Is there something else I should be doing to delete old files to give myself more room? Thanks, Amy

ADD COMMENTlink modified 21 months ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k • written 21 months ago by avoltz30

Make sure you "purge" them in addition to deleting them.

ADD REPLYlink written 21 months ago by Devon Ryan1.9k

Hi If this is your galaxy instance (and not you need to make sure that you have permission to 'purge'. To do this, in your config/galaxy.ini file you need to remove the # beginning from the following line.

allow_user_dataset_purge = True

Cheers Guy

ADD REPLYlink written 21 months ago by Guy Reeves1.0k
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21 months ago by
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:


I recalculated disk usage for your account at It did not change - usage is at 138.7 GB.

Guy and Devon are both correct - purging (permanently deleting) is required to free up disk space. If at Galaxy Main, then just follow the help in the wiki link below. If on your own local, do the admin change Guy suggests first, restart the server, then follow the same wiki help.

How to perm delete/purge:

Best, Jen, Galaxy team

ADD COMMENTlink written 21 months ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k

Thanks for your help! I'm on the main Galaxy instance so I had to "delete permanently". This seems to have increased my space available. Thanks, Amy

ADD REPLYlink written 20 months ago by avoltz30
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