[slurm-users] Steps to upgrade slurm for a patchlevel change?

Ole Holm Nielsen Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk
Fri Sep 29 16:18:08 UTC 2023

On 29-09-2023 17:33, Ryan Novosielski wrote:
> I’ll just say, we haven’t done an online/jobs running upgrade recently 
> (in part because we know our database upgrade will take a long time, and 
> we have some processes that rely on -M), but we have done it and it does 
> work fine. So the paranoia isn’t necessary unless you know that, like 
> us, the DB upgrade time is not tenable (Ole’s wiki has some great 
> suggestions for how to test that, but they aren’t especially Slurm 
> specific, it’s just a dry-run).

Slurm upgrades are clearly documented by SchedMD, and there's no reason 
to worry if you follow the official procedures.  At least, it has always 
worked for us :-)

Just my 2 cents: The detailed list of upgrade steps/commands (first dbd, 
then ctld, then slurmds, finally login nodes) are documented in my Wiki 

The Slurm dbd upgrade instructions in 
are totally Slurm specific, since that's the only database upgrade I've 
ever made :-)  I highly recommend doing the database dry-run upgrade on 
a test node before doing the real dbd upgrade!


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