Firstly apologies, this is a cross-post from here as I was not sure if I had sent to the correct forum. If I get a useful answer I will make sure it is across both platforms.
I have assembled a de novo genome (1.98 Gb) with canu v1.6 using pacbio reads. I am in the polish stage and have aligned raw subreads.bam to the assembly with blasr in batches, as the process was running out of allocated walltime when all reads submitted. I therefore have 6 large alignment.bam files 342G, 284G, 240G, 117G, 154G, 78G.
I was trying to merge the bam files using pbmerge, however this too was a very long process and at one stage failed. Is it possible to run these individual alignment.bam files as inputs with the arrow algorithm and get 6 fasta outputs? My thinking is that these are going to be much smaller files to merge but I am not sure if this is valid.
Alternatively, is there a more efficient method to do the genomic consensus? I had data from both RSII and Sequel as starting files.