[slurm-users] Upgrading a slurm on a cluster, 17.02 --> 18.08

Ole Holm Nielsen Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk
Fri Sep 28 09:18:24 MDT 2018

On 09/27/2018 05:12 PM, Christopher Benjamin Coffey wrote:> 2. 
Purge/archive unneeded jobs/steps before the upgrade, to make the 
upgrade as quick as possible:
> slurmdbd.conf:
> ArchiveDir=/common/adm/slurmdb_archive
> ArchiveEvents=yes
> ArchiveJobs=yes
> ArchiveSteps=no
> ArchiveResvs=no
> ArchiveSuspend=no
> PurgeEventAfter=1month
> PurgeJobAfter=6months
> PurgeResvAfter=2month
> PurgeStepAfter=6months
> PurgeSuspendAfter=2month

I haven't seen any discussion or annotated examples of best practices 
for the Archive* and Purge* parameters in slurmdbd.conf.  The 
description and example (at the end) in 
https://slurm.schedmd.com/slurmdbd.conf.html is really terse.

Does anyone have a good explanation of usage of the Archive and Purge 
features for the Slurm database?  For example, how can the archived data 
be used for accounting etc.?


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