I have bio-linux 8 with galaxy installed running within Virtualbox. This is the latest version of Virtualbox is running on a MacPro.
I have fastq files with typical sizes of 3-4GB. In the documentation I do not see any option other than uploading the data through the local server (through Get Data). It recommends using the URL/text option for uploading the data.
I have two questions:
1. Is there an easier approach for making the files on the local drives visible to galaxy? Using a symbolic link for example?
2. If the answer to question 1 is no, what is the proper format for upload (for example, file://root-dir/path..). I hav tried this format and it does not seem to work.