HPC head node hard disk keeps filling up RRS feed

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  • I have a 2008 r2 HPC cluster with 6 nodes that i inherited responsibility for. The head node is also a compute node. After a few months use, the c: drive on the head node has filled up. I cant see anything obvious that is causing it. Its happened before and i switch the head node to another node and its since happened again. What is the head node storing that would fill up the disk? (20gb plus of extra data from somewhere) Its starting to affect jobs ability to run now as the disk gets full up.

    All i can find is a bunch of files (6gb worth) in C:\ program data\microsoft\crypto\rsa\machine keys which doesnt appear on the other nodes. (can i delete these?)

    I know its not a lot of space normally, but the nodes only have 72gb C: drives...

    Should i be performing some kind of regular maintenance to clear out old unused files generated on the head node?

    Many thanks,


    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:22 PM

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