[phenixbb] changing the project directory

Rajagopalan, Senapathy SRajagopalan at tmhs.org
Fri Mar 18 10:47:03 PDT 2011


I recently moved my project directory from a linux machine to my macbook
pro using the "Import project" menu. So now, in my macbook pro, I can view
all the job history but then when I try to restore a job, phenix tries to
find the input files from the old path and gives an error. It is however
able to load the results correctly and remember the refinement settings. I
have kind of fixed it by editing the file '*_jobid.eff' found under
'projectdirectory/phenix/project_data/' but then I will have to do it for
every job that I have submitted which is a pain.
So is there a simpler way to fix this when you want to move project
directories across platforms? I use the linux cluster to run autobuild
jobs (since my macbook pro can't handle it) but once I get the initial
model, I like to switch to working on my laptop.


On 3/16/11 3:13 PM, "Nathaniel Echols" <nechols at lbl.gov> wrote:

>On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 12:15 PM, Charisse Crenshaw <ccrenshaw at salk.edu>
>> I have recently started a project whose folder was located on my
>> desktop.  I would like to move that folder off of my desktop as I've
>> heard that having a messy desktop slows down one's computer.  I moved
>> the project directory somewhere else, and this resulted in Phenix not
>> being able to find the project (understandably).  So I moved it back
>> to its original location and Phenix could then open the project.  So,
>> in an X11 shell, I copied the project folder to the new desired
>> location, then changed the output directory in the Phenix main window
>> to that new path.  But when I clicked on the project again, the output
>> directory that is indicated changes back to the original path.  Now I
>> am looking through the preferences etc for a way to change the path of
>> the project directory within Phenix and I cannot.  Can anyone tell me
>> if this is possible and if so, how do I do it?
>It's possible, but not (yet) straightforward.  These steps should do it:
>1. Make a copy of the entire project folder in the new location (I
>guess you've already done this)
>2. Open the main GUI and delete the old project.  This will not wipe
>out any data in the old location, but it will delete all of the
>project tracking files that Phenix creates.
>3. Select "Import project" from the File menu, and select the new copy
>- this should restore the project, but with all directory paths
>For now, the parameter files used for past jobs will contain the
>original paths, so restoring old jobs will not bring up the full
>parameters.  I hope to fix this at some point.  Obviously I need to
>add a "relocate project" function too.
>I suspect the warning about a messy desktop came from a Windows user -
>I've never heard about other OSes having this problem.
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