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hpcfile

Updated: January 13, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2, Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

Uploads, downloads, deletes, or lists files on a cluster node, including Windows Azure nodes. hpcfile is used to:

  • Move, delete, or list files on a Windows Azure node.

  • Download small files, such as log files, from a cluster node.

  • Upload a small file to a cluster node.

  • Retrieve results from custom diagnostic tests that can run on Windows Azure nodes.

noteNote
This command was introduced in HPC Pack 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 and is not supported in previous versions.

Subcommands

 

Subcommand Description

hpcfile del

Deletes one or more files from a cluster node.

hpcfile dir

Lists the contents of a folder on a cluster node.

hpcfile get

Downloads one or more files from a cluster node.

hpcfile put

Uploads one or more files to a cluster node.

hpcfile /?

Displays Help at the command prompt.

hpcfile /help

Displays Help at the command prompt.

Remarks
  • If you have deployed HPC nodes in Windows Azure using the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK, you can use hpcfile only to move files and perform file operations only between one node and another node within the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler deployment. You cannot use hpcFile to move files and perform file operations between an on-premises computer and a node in a Windows Azure HPC Scheduler deployment.

  • hpcfile operations are limited to 4 GB, and operations cannot run longer than one week.