[GE users] BDB spooling failover

Rayson Ho raysonho at eseenet.com
Mon Apr 25 19:43:24 BST 2005

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You can use BDB in an NFSv4 filesystem.

If you don't have NFSv4, you can switch to "classic" spooling. I think
someone asked for the steps to switch from DBD to classic, you can search
the list archive for the discussion thread.


>I have setup BDB spooling on our SGE cluster. I wanted to know How to
>handle BDB Spooling server failover i.e. if BDB server goes down it
>causes everything (scheduling or any SGE commands execution
>queryingetc) to fail even if QMaster server is UP.
>So I have 2 question.
>1.) How to change from BDB Spooling to Local Spooling ( it seems it's
>not possible without a reinstall ????)
>2.) How to change BDB Spooling server i.e. installing BDB server on
>other server of same type,  But how to change the details in QMaster
>SGE Config files. is there any Document available for this.
>The error in messages file is as below when BDB server is not available.
>head ~/spool/qmaster/messages
>04/23/2005 16:25:57|qmaster|sdeda101|E|couldn't set rpc server in
>database environment: (-30993) DB_NOSERVER: Fatal error, no RPC server
>04/23/2005 16:25:57|qmaster|sdeda101|E|startup of rule "default rule"
>in context "berkeleydb spooling" failed
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