As are many of us I am working from home and using IGV is a bottleneck in my remote workflow. I'm trying to find the best way to quickly access a high-res IGV session.
My Bam files are on a remote server that I can access via ssh/scp.
The fastest way for me to view a bam file with IGV is to SSH with X forwarding and fire up IGV on the server. This is workable, but the resolution is much lower than I am used to from running IGV locally and makes really poor screenshots.
Another, much better looking option is to copy BAM files from the server and run IGV locally. This works if I really need a good screenshot, but of course I need to copy a lot of data locally which doesn't scale at all on my local laptop.
My question: Is there a way to configure IGV such that it will allow me to access BAM files over SSH in my local IGV session?