[GE users] SGE 6.2u5 - inst_sge -bup vs. save_sge_config.sh

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed Mar 3 01:35:22 GMT 2010


Hi,

Am 02.03.2010 um 22:27 schrieb wlee_hess:

> To forum,
>
> I have a few questions regarding the backup of an SGE configuration.
>
> 1. I see that "inst_sge -bup" and "save_sge_config.sh" both perform  
> backups of the SGE configuration.  However, when looking at what  
> gets backed up, the "inst_sge -bup" script looks to have more  
> information that is backed up?  Can someone tell me what the  
> differences are between both?  One thought I have is that  
> "save_sge_config.sh" is used to backup the SGE configuration so that  
> the configuration can be imported into a newer version of SGE.  I'm  
> only guessing here.
>
> 2. I would like to use one of the above as a way to perform a  
> regular backup of my SGE configuration so that when I make a change  
> to the SGE configuration, I have a backup of the previous setup in  
> case my future changes cause a problem.  Do any of you recommend the  
> use of "save_sge_config.sh" or "inst_sge -bup" as a tool to  
> regularly backup my SGE configuration?

maybe recording the changes would be best in your case:

http://scompt.com/blog/archives/2009/10/13/versioned-grid-engine-configuration

-- Reuti


> 3. If I am able to use one of the above scripts to backup my SGE  
> configuration, is there a way to take my past backup and quickly  
> restore the backup to my running SGE setup?  When I built our newer  
> SGE Qmaster and Shadow servers, I used the backup from  
> "save_sge_config.sh" as input to configure the SGE 6.2u5 systems.   
> This seem to work pretty well.  I didn't see any options in either  
> script that could do this?
>
> Regards,
>
> Wayne Lee
>
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