glite-lb-purge man page

glite-lb-purge ā€” utility for removing inactive jobs from the L&B database


glite-lb-purge [options]


glite-lb-purge is utility for removing inactive jobs from the L&B database. By default, it removes jobs that reached CLEARED, ABORTED and CANCELLED state and also OTHER and DONE jobs that are inactive for specific (rather long) time. It is a command line frontend to server internal purge. It is used by administrators of bkserver and it is not supposed to be used at the user level.

glite-lb-purge may be run periodically in order to avoid database overflow, however the periodic purges are done by server itself, so check the configuration of the server first.


-m, --server bkserver

L&B server machine name. If not specified, the environment variable EDG_WL_QUERY_SERVER is beeing checked.

-a, --aborted NNN[smhd]

Purge ABORTED jobs older than NNN seconds/minutes/hours/days (only one number and one letter allowed). If the time is not specified, the default timeout is determined by the server.

-c, --cleared NNN[smhd]

Purge CLEARED jobs older than given time.

-n, --cancelled NNN[smhd]

Purge CANCELLED jobs older than given time.

-e, --done NNN[smhd]

Purge DONE jobs older than given time.

-o, --other NNN[smhd]

Purge OTHER (i.e. job in other state than ABORTED, CLEARED or CANCELLED) jobs older than given time.

-r, --dry-run

Do not really purge.

-j, --jobs filename

Input file with jobIds of jobs to purge.

-l, --return-list

Return list of jobid matching the purge/dump criteria.

-s, --server-dump

Dump jobs at the server into a file (see bkserverd).

-i, --client-dump

Receive stream of dumped jobs (NOT implemented yet!).

-h, --help

Display help.

-v, --version

Display version.

-d, --debug

Print diagnostics on the stderr.

-x, --proxy

Purge L&B proxy.

-X, --sock path

Purge L&B proxy using given socket path.

-t, --target-runtime NNN[smhd]

Throttle purge to the estimated target runtime.

-b, --background N

Purge on the background. Default 1 when throttled purging.


No configuration files needed.



If $EDG_WL_QUERY_SERVER is set, its value is used as the bkserver address.


Please report all bugs to CESNET gLite L&B issue tracker available at

See Also

glite-lb-bkindex(8), glite-lb-bkserverd(8), glite-lb-interlogd(8), glite-lb-logd(8), glite-lb-logevent(1), glite-lb-dump(1), glite-lb-load(1)



Referenced By

glite-lb-bkindex(8), glite-lb-bkpurge-offline(1), glite-lb-bkserverd(8), glite-lb-dump_exporter(1), glite-lb-load(1), glite-lb-statistics(1).

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