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       condor_convert_history Convert - the history file to the new format





       As  of  Condor  version  6.7.19,  the  Condor  history file has a new format to allow fast
       searches backwards through the file. Not all queries  can  take  advantage  of  the  speed
       increase, but the ones that can are significantly faster.

       Entries  placed  in  the history file after upgrade to Condor 6.7.19 will automatically be
       saved in the new format. The new format adds information to the string which distinguishes
       and  separates  job  entries.  In  order  to search within this new format, no changes are
       necessary. However, to be able to search the entire history,  the  history  file  must  be
       converted to the updated format. condor_convert_historydoes this.

       The  condor_convert_historycommand  can  also  be  used to reconstruct the new format in a
       history file that has been corrupted or concantenated with another history file.

       Turn the condor_schedddaemon off while converting history files. Turn  it  back  on  after
       conversion is completed.

       Arguments  to  condor_convert_historyare the history files to convert. The history file is
       normally in the Condor spool directory; it is named history. Since  the  history  file  is
       rotated, there may be multiple history files, and all of them should be converted. On Unix
       platform variants, the easiest way to do this is:

       cd `condor_config_val SPOOL`
       condor_convert_history  history*

       condor_convert_historymakes a back up of each original history files in case of a problem.
       The  names  of  these  back  up files are listed; names are formed by appending the suffix
       .oldver to the original file name. Move these back up files to a directory other than  the
       spool directory. If kept in the spool directory, condor_historywill find the back ups, and
       will appear to have duplicate jobs.

Exit Status

       condor_convert_historywill exit with a status value of 0 (zero) upon success, and it  will
       exit with the value 1 (one) upon failure.


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                                           January 2020                 condor_convert_history(1)