[-name hostname | hostname | -addr "<a.b.c.d:port>" | "<a.b.c.d:port>" ... ]| [-all]
| -name hostname ]| [-addr "<a.b.c.d:port>"]
... [ | -all]
The command sent is a periodic checkpoint. The job will take a checkpoint, but then the job will immediately continue running after the checkpoint is completed. condor_ vacate, on the other hand, will result in the job exiting (vacating) after it produces a checkpoint.
If the job being checkpointed is running under the standard universe, the job produces a checkpoint and then continues running on the same machine. If the job is running under another universe, or if there is currently no Condor job running on that host, then condor_ checkpoint has no effect.
There is generally no need for the user or administrator to explicitly run condor_ checkpoint. Taking checkpoints of running Condor jobs is handled automatically following the policies stated in the configuration files.
condor_ checkpoint will exit with a status value of 0 (zero) upon success, and it will exit with the value 1 (one) upon failure.
% condor_checkpoint robin cardinal
To send the condor_ checkpoint command to a machine within a pool of machines other than the local pool, use the -pool option. The argument is the name of the central manager for the pool. Note that one or more machines within the pool must be specified as the targets for the command. This command sends the command to a the single machine named cae17 within the pool of machines that has condor.cae.wisc.edu as its central manager:
% condor_checkpoint -pool condor.cae.wisc.edu -name cae17
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