Troubleshooting

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How to Change the Tempfolder Location of OmicsBox

OmicsBox can handle big data-sets, but it needs plenty of free disk space in the systems temporary files folder. If you run into troubles with shortage of disk space, follow this guide to manually change the location of the folder for OmicsBox temporary files to e.g. another partition. The preferences dialog shown on the right allows you to change the temporary folder location, please make sure to restart OmicsBox after changing this setting in order to make it effective.

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How to Set Maximum Memory for OmicsBox

OmicsBox automatically reserves up to 50% of the available system memory (i.e. RAM), which is fine in most cases. However, sometimes and especially on Linux, this can lead to excessive disk swapping and will slow down OmicsBox. Follow this guide to manually change the maximum amount of memory OmicsBox will be allowed to use. The preferences dialog shown on the right allows you to change the temporary folder location, please make sure to restart OmicsBox after changing this setting in order to make it effective.

On Linux distributions like Ubuntu it is recommendable to change the vm.swappiness parameter from 60 to 1: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq#What_is_swappiness_and_how_do_I_change_it.3F

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