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Re: [Condor-users] Windows machines and Condor error logs


For my machines, I run a script which creates a network share at the
point where Condor is installed.  It sets the permissions to read-only
to prevent tampering with the Condor installation.  Users can then check
remote logs and peek in on the execute directories as needed for

There is also a condor binary called condor_fetchlog.  I think it will
only get you the logs from the condor daemons so if you are after core
dumps left behind in the execute directory then it may not be what you

Also, as a Windows admin guy, I'm curious why your solution necessarily
involves "...multiple layers of remote desktop software..."?  If you
have administrative rights on the target machines then you simply need
to visit their hard drive through administratives shares, i.e.


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Subject: [Condor-users] Windows machines and Condor error logs

I'm (still) a complete Condor newbie, trying to get a bunch of Windows
machines scattered around our campus to do Condor jobs.

Right now we have one test job which consistently fails with shadow
exceptions.  Whenever it does that, it deposits a log file on the node
where it tried to run.  I (a Unix person mostly) then have to figure out
some way of retrieving the log file, usually a convoluted process
involving multiple layers of remote desktop software which requires
admin-level access to the node where the log file landed.

And I just paused and thought, there is no way that "real" Condor sites
with lots of Windows compute nodes do it this way; users would scream,
not to mention the Windows sysadmins.

So, is there some "right way" (preferably within Condor) to get at those
error logs which don't come back to the submitting machine?  It would
sure shorten my testing cycle to be able to retrieve those quickly.

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