[gridengine users] Clean up old jobs/spooldb?

Simon Matthews simon.d.matthews at gmail.com
Tue May 1 21:53:11 UTC 2018

A little more info.

After moving the spool directory and re-starting the qmaster, I
deleted all the jobs with qdel and the qmaster showed no jobs.
However, after a further re-start it now shows over 2396 active jobs,
with "-2251" available slots. I assume that somehow the history of
jobs finishing was lost so the qmaster thinks the jobs are still
active. I am trying another delete!


On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 2:36 PM, Simon Matthews
<simon.d.matthews at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am running SoGE 8.1.8, using BDB spooling.
> Last night the spool directory ran out of disk space (I think),
> causing a freeze of all jobs.  I moved the spool directory (~4GB at
> that time) to another partition, with more space.
> However, jobs are still not running. The qmaster appears to be running
> and I think reading from the spool directory.
> I would like to clean out all the jobs (old and current) and start again.
> Is there a safe way to clean out the spool directory when using BDB
> spooling? I was not able to backup the configuration because SoGE
> doesn't provide a copy of db_dump and versions of this program from
> other distributions fail with an error relating to the version of the
> database.
> Any suggestions?
> Simon

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