[GE users] Large accounting file

craffi dag at sonsorol.org
Fri Oct 22 04:52:26 BST 2010

You can point qacct at a different accounting file via the "-f" flag if 
you logrotate. Most people I know logrotate and tell their users that 
really old accounting data may not be available.

Less common but still seen:

- qacct wrapper scripts that can query the archived/rotated files

- scripts that dump the accounting file contents into a simple mysql 
table for long term persistance. Then a replacement qacct program that 
talks to the database


mhanby wrote:
> Howdy,
> Our accounting file just reached 2GB. I'm wondering what others with large accounting files do to manage the size, if anything?
> One obvious issue, the larger the file gets, the longer the qacct command takes to return results.
> Do folks 'log rotate' accounting? and if so, how do you handle qacct?
> Thanks,
> Mike
> =================================
> Mike Hanby
> mhanby at uab.edu
> UAB School of Engineering
> Information Systems Specialist II
> IT HPCS / Research Computing


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