transfer spooled data


condor_transfer_data [-help | -version]

condor_transfer_data [ -pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber] | -name scheddname ] | [-addr “<a.b.c.d:port>”] cluster… | cluster.process… | user… | -constraint expression

condor_transfer_data [ -pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber] | -name scheddname ] | [-addr “<a.b.c.d:port>”] -all


condor_transfer_data causes HTCondor to transfer spooled data. It is meant to be used in conjunction with the -spool option of condor_submit, as in

$ condor_submit -spool mysubmitfile

Submission of a job with the -spool option causes HTCondor to spool all input files, the job event log, and any proxy across a connection to the machine where the condor_schedd daemon is running. After spooling these files, the machine from which the job is submitted may disconnect from the network or modify its local copies of the spooled files.

When the job finishes, the job has JobStatus = 4, meaning that the job has completed. The output of the job is spooled, and condor_transfer_data retrieves the output of the completed job.



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-pool centralmanagerhostname[:portnumber]

Specify a pool by giving the central manager’s host name and an optional port number

-name scheddname

Send the command to a machine identified by scheddname

-addr “<a.b.c.d:port>”

Send the command to a machine located at “<a.b.c.d:port>”


Transfer spooled data belonging to the specified cluster


Transfer spooled data belonging to a specific job in the cluster


Transfer spooled data belonging to the specified user

-constraint expression

Transfer spooled data for jobs which match the job ClassAd expression constraint


Transfer all spooled data

Exit Status

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