Q8. Can I just copy the repository paths of GeneSpring, move them to a new installation, and make changes in the repository path of new installation to gain access to my projects?

No, you also need to copy the MySQL Database. Copying folders is not advised. Please use “Export-Import or Backup-Restore functionality for the access to projects.

Q7. I changed my repository path due to lack of disk space in C drive. However, my experiment creation still fails. What could be the reason for this?

Experiment creation and all the following analysis requires a temporary folder (by default, this is created in GeneSpring installation directory  at  <GeneSpring Installation Directory>/app/tmp). It doesn’t change with change in Repository path. Hence, it is required to have some free space in the drive with GeneSpring installation. A lack of space in default directory could result in failure of experiment creation.

Q6. How can i find out if any change in repository path was made earlier?

In GeneSpring 12.0, the repository path information is shown in “Old repository path” section. To view the information, go to “Tools -> Change Repository”.

Q5. Is it possible to move MySQL database also while changing the repository path?

Yes, GeneSpring 12.x provides the option to move MySQL database as well while changing the repository path. While trying to change the repository, user is prompted with a message to confirm if a change in MySQL database is also required.

Q4. How does change in Repository path affects my data?

Changing repository path would have the following effects:

Q3. Is it possible to store GeneSpring data on a drive other than the original installation directory?

Yes, GeneSpring provides you with a feature to select the data storage location of your choice. In GeneSpring 12.x, to make the required changes, go to “Tools -> Change Repository”. Specify a location of your choice in Repository path.
If you are working with GeneSpring 11.5.1 or earlier version then, go to “Tools -> Options -> Miscellaneous -> Repository path”.

Q2. What is the Database structure of GeneSpring?

GeneSpring stores metadata in MySQL/PostgreSQL (depending on version 12 or later) database and files in data files folder that contains gxuser, gxmanager and gxworkgroup.
Access to data is provided by a combination of MySQL/PostgreSQL database and files.

Q1. What is the default repository path for data storage in GeneSpring?

The default repository path in GeneSpring is <GeneSpring Installation Directory/app/>.

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