[slurm-users] safe to delete old QOSes?

Tina Friedrich tina.friedrich at it.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 19 12:55:08 UTC 2021

Hi Prentice,

I've just done that on one of my test systems - and it's not deleting a 
no longer used QoS, but 'renaming' the most used one. So plenty of test 
jobs that used it in the database :)

Removing it from the cluster has not modified the entries in sacct, as 
far as I can tell - they still have the QoS listed they were run as, 
regardless of that existing in the cluster or not.

Not that that's an 'official' answer (I'd like one of those as well :) 
), but at least it looks as if it shouldn't be an issue, from my limited 


On 17/04/2021 04:31, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
> This is a simple question that I don't think is in the documentation:
> What happens to accounting records if you delete old QOSes that aren't 
> used anymore? Will that affect the records for jobs that used those 
> QOSes in the sacct database? I'm assuming it wouldn't, but I figured it 
> safe to ask questions first and shoot later.

Tina Friedrich, Advanced Research Computing Snr HPC Systems Administrator

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