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Holding a Job

Sometimes you may want to submit a job but not have it run just yet. You may be wanting to allow lab mates to cut in front of you in the queue - so hold the job until their jobs have started, and then release yours.

To place a hold on a job before it starts running, use the scontrol hold job command:

$ scontrol hold job  myjobid

Once a job has started running it can not be placed on hold.

To release a hold on a job, use the scontrol release job command:

$ scontrol release job  myjobid

You find the job ID using the squeue command as explained in the SLURM Job Status section.


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