[slurm-users] Rename account or move user from one account to another

Henkel, Andreas henkel at uni-mainz.de
Mon Jun 17 14:33:43 UTC 2019

Hi Christoph,

I think the only way is to modify the database directly. I don’t know if Slurm likes it and personally would try it in a copy of the DB with a separate slurmdbd to see if the values reported are still correct. 

Best regards,

Andreas Henkel

> Am 14.06.2019 um 16:16 schrieb Sam Gallop (NBI) <sam.gallop at nbi.ac.uk>:
> Hi Christoph,
> I suspect that the answer to both of these is no. When I tried to modify an account I got ...
> $ sudo sacctmgr modify account where name=user1 set account=newaccount1
> Can't modify the name of an account
> Also, the sacctmgr can only reset a user's rawusage, as it only supports a value of 0.
> While not exactly what you want you could add the user to the new account, change the defaultaccount and then remove the user from the old account. However it doesn't retain the user's historical usage which I guess is ultimately what you want.
> ---
> Sam Gallop
> -----Original Message-----
> From: slurm-users <slurm-users-bounces at lists.schedmd.com> On Behalf Of Christoph Brüning
> Sent: 12 June 2019 10:58
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> Subject: [slurm-users] Rename account or move user from one account to another
> Hi everyone,
> is it somehow possible to move a user between accounts together with his/her usage? I.e. transfer the historical resource consumption from one association to another?
> In a related question: is it possible to rename an account?
> While I could, of course, tamper with the underlying MariaDB, it does not exactly appear to be a convenient or elegant solution...
> Best,
> Christoph
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