Place a Job on Hold

Place a hold on a job so that it is not eligible for execution.

Drill-down to jobs that are running on a particular HPC cluster, have been submitted to a particular queue, or are owned by a particular user.

A job can be placed on hold when the job is in a running, queued, or waiting state, or when a job array is started.
Note: A hold can be placed on job arrays, but not on subjobs.
  1. Choose one of the following options to select jobs:
    • Select multiple jobs by enabling the selection checkbox next to the jobs and clicking Actions.
    • Select a single job by clicking Click the down arrow next to the state of the job.
    • Select all jobs on the current page by clicking the Select All checkbox and clicking Actions.
    Tip: Perform a job search to filter jobs and then use the Select All checkbox to select all the jobs on the current page that match the search criteria. Click the reset link to deselect all jobs.

    Use Select All Checkbox
    Figure 1. Use Select All Checkbox
    As jobs are selected, the total number of selected jobs is displayed.
  2. Click Hold.
    If the job is running, then the result of the hold depends upon whether the job can be checkpointed. If the job can be checkpointed, the job is placed on hold and its state changes to Held. If the job can not be checkpointed, a user hold is placed on the job, but the job continues to execute. For more information see the PBS Professional Reference Guide.