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Re: stopping the cluster makes dismounts all EBS volumes

From: MacMullan, Hugh <no email>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:57:46 +0000

Hi Ramon:

If you want to change StarCluster to work differently, yes, you would have to hack the code. I think the recommended way to do this is to build a plugin, if possible, and publicize your github code here. If that's not possible, you could submit an 'issue' to the project: That's probably a good idea anyway, because this behavior is 'unexpected', at least to you and me. :)

All that said: in the meantime, is the workaround working for you? You could add that command to a script file, to make it more palatable to users.


From: Ramon Ramirez-Linan []
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 5:32 PM
To: MacMullan, Hugh
Subject: Re: [StarCluster] stopping the cluster makes dismounts all EBS volumes


If I wanted to implement the option of letting the user decide whether to dismount or not the volumes via config file, what would be the Starcluster way of doing this? Should i just hack the py file that deals with this?


On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM, MacMullan, Hugh <<>> wrote:
Hi Ramon:

I had no idea that that StarCluster was doing that. It seems like the default behavior should be to leave any drives 'attached', and maybe have an option for the 'stop' command to detach if desired. The workaround is to use the AWS CLI to stop the cluster:

aws ec2 stop-instances --instance-ids $(for ID in $(starcluster lc hughmac 2>/dev/null | grep -e "^ *node[0-9][0-9][0-9]" -e "^ *master" | awk '{print $3}'); do echo -n "$ID "; done)

Then when you 'starcluster start mycluster' it retains the attachments and mounts (if in /etc/fstab).


From:<> [<>] On Behalf Of Ramon Ramirez-Linan
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:22 AM
Subject: [StarCluster] stopping the cluster makes dismounts all EBS volumes


I have a cluster based on a custom AMI. The AMI has 2 EBS, the root one and a 1TB one.
So each node in the cluster has this 1TB EBS volume with custom data that is not shared.

The problem is that whenever I stopped the cluster with starcluster stop mycluster it dismounts the 1TB volumes and when i resume the cluster with starcluster start -x mycluster it doesnt mount the 1TB volume back.

Is there a way to tell Starcluster not to dismount the EBS when stopping?


Received on Thu Sep 25 2014 - 08:57:53 EDT
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