[GE users] How to move resultfiles from execute host back to submitter

Harald Pollinger Harald.Pollinger at Sun.COM
Fri Dec 14 17:45:37 GMT 2007

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Daniel and Atle,

Daniel, you are right, I stand corrected. It was planned for DRMAA and 
qsub jobs, but is implemented for DRMAA jobs only.
There are only the other variables - like $job_id, $job_name, etc. - 
available in the prolog and epilog script.


Daniel Templeton wrote:
> Harald,
> Hmmm...  You added that feature, and you wrote the howto page, but I'm 
> going to be bold and disagree with you.  My understanding is that 
> delegated file staging is really just a switch that lets you tell the 
> qmaster that you have configured your own epilog and prolog scripts to 
> enable file staging, so that the DRMAA transfer_files optional attribute 
> is accepted for DRMAA applications.  It that's true, then it doesn't 
> help Atle set up the epilog script in the first place.  Delegated File 
> Staging is the step *after* solving Atle's problem, so that a DRMAA 
> application could take advantage of the solution.
> Do I have it wrong?
> Daniel
> Harald Pollinger wrote:
>> Hi Atle,
>> there is a mechanism called "delegated file staging" in SGE. It's 
>> called "delegated" because it just provides all necessary 
>> informations, the real work is delegated to the prolog/epilog scripts.
>> Please see the man page sge_conf(5) how to enable and how to use this 
>> mechanism, search terms in this page are "delegated_file_staging" and 
>> "$fs_", and 
>> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/howto/filestaging/filestaging6.html 
>> for a howto.
>> Regards,
>> Harald
>> Atle Rudshaug wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> I am doing some tests with SGE and Condor on 3 nodes only. What I need
>>> is to get the result files for SGE back to my home dir on the submit
>>> host. I don't have the home directories on NFS and don't have time to
>>> set that up before a deadline. Condor does this automatically. Is
>>> there some automatic way for SGE? Do I have to use a epilogue script?
>>> If so, how?
>>> - Atle
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