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Re: loadbalance exit after no jobs

From: Ron Chen <no email>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 21:02:54 -0800 (PST)

I think it is easy if you are willing to modify the loadbalancer code.

However, why not just mount an EBS, and store the job results there? And when the jobs are done, let the load balancer clean up everything. Then when you finally have time, you go back and start a small instance (or even a micro) and copy data from EBS back to your machine.

If you are not using EBS, then you need to know that if the instance storage fails, all the data is gone.


----- Original Message -----
From: David Erickson <>
To: starcluster <>
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 9:12 PM
Subject: [StarCluster] loadbalance exit after no jobs

I was reading about the loadbalance command and it looks great, I'd like
to submit a bunch of jobs (1:1 with VMs) then draw down the VMs once
jobs end.  It looks like loadbalance can do this, one quirk however is
I'd like the loadbalance command to exit once the queue is empty, but
NOT kill the master, because I'd like to copy some data off before
terminating the cluster.  Is there any way to do this with the
loadbalance command?  A workaround would be to run loadbalance to handle
draw down of the cluster and another command watching for all jobs to
complete which will kill loadbalance once all jobs complete, but it is
more complex.

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