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Save a Job or Task to a File

Updated: January 13, 2009

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

In HPC Cluster Manager, saving a job or a task to a file means exporting the job or task specifications to an XML file. This allows you to preserve a job or task as a pattern for future submissions. When you create a new job from an XML description file, or add a task to a job from an XML task file, you can modify any of the job or task properties before submission. To save a job or task, you must have administrative rights or be the submitting user.

For information about using HPC Cluster Manager, see Overview of HPC Cluster Manager.

Saving a job

In the New Job dialog box, you can save a job before submitting it by clicking Save Job as. You can also save a job that is partially created for later completion.

Submitted jobs can be saved at any time. The following procedure describes how to save a job that has already been submitted.

To save a submitted job as a description file
  1. In Job Management, in the Navigation Pane, click All Jobs.

  2. In the job list, right-click a job, then click Export Job.

  3. Enter a name for the XML file when prompted.

    noteNote
    While the description file name and the job name can be the same, they are separate entities. This allows you to assign a specific name to a job and a generic name to the description file.

Saving a task

In the New Job dialog box, you have the option to save individual tasks to a file before submitting the job (in Task List, click a task, then click Export to File).

Submitted tasks can be saved at any time. The following procedure describes how to save a task that has already been submitted.

To save a submitted task as a task file
  1. In Job Management, in the Navigation Pane, click All Jobs.

  2. In the job list, click a job. The list of tasks for that job appears in the Detail Pane.

  3. Right-click a task, then click Export Task.

  4. Enter a name for the XML file when prompted.

    noteNote
    While the description file name and the task name can be the same, they are separate entities. This allows you to assign a specific name to a task and a generic name to the description file.

Additional considerations

  • You can also create a new job based on the property settings of a previously submitted job by making a copy of the job, rather than saving it to a description file. For more information, see Copy a Job or Task.

  • To open HPC Cluster Manager, click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft HPC Pack, and then click HPC Cluster Manager. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

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