Tasks History Purge
With tasks being gradually submitted to Fatbuildr, it creates workspaces directories with files used during their processing and metadata files. With usage going on, these workspaces directories can become abundant and require a significant storage space. To perform regular cleanup of tasks history, Fatbuildr offers the possibility to setup a purge policy to remove old tasks according to multiple criterias.
The policy is defined on server side in system configuration
file, in the
[tasks] section with the
purge parameter. This setting is
shared by all instances defined on the host. The value of the parameter must
include the name of the selected policy and its associated limit value,
separated by colon (
The purge policies available in Fatbuildr are the following:
older: This purge policy removes all tasks workspaces whose submission time is older than the duration specified in the limit value. The format of the duration must be an integer followed by a unit among
last: This purge policy removes all tasks except the last n tasks where n is the specified limit value. This limit value must be an integer.
size: This purge policy removes the oldest tasks whose cumulative size exceeds the specified limit value. The format of the size limit is an integer followed by a unit among
each: This purge policy removes the all tasks except the last n tasks of each distinctive type. For example, it can keep the last 3 build tasks of an artifact with a given format, distribution, derivative combination. The limit value must be an integer.
When the purge policy is defined in system configuration, it can be triggered by submitting an history purge task with this command:
$ fatbuildrctl history purge [-w,--watch]
For automatic purge of tasks history, a cronjob can be setup to submit an history purge task on a regular basis. An example of such cronjob is provided with Fatbuildr, it can be installed with the following command:
# cp /usr/share/doc/fatbuildr/examples/cronjobs/fatbuildr-purge /etc/cron.d/fatbuildr-purge
This example cronjob purges the tasks history of default instance every nights at 2am. It can be easily modified to purge tasks history of other instances, for example:
--- a/etc/cron.d/fatbuildr-purge +++ b/etc/cron.d/fatbuildr-purge @@ -1,4 +1,5 @@ # Example cronjob to purge Fatbuildr tasks history in default instance every # nights at 2am. -0 2 * * * fatbuildr /usr/bin/fatbuildrctl history purge +0 2 * * * fatbuildr /usr/bin/fatbuildrctl --uri dbus://system/staging history purge +0 3 * * * fatbuildr /usr/bin/fatbuildrctl --uri dbus://system/prod history purge