Deadline Tips and Tricks

Discussion and Support of Deadline, the Render Management System
msteeds
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Deadline Tips and Tricks

Postby msteeds » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:39 am

Tip 4: You can sort jobs or slaves by clicking on the title bar of the information you want to sort by. For instance, to see all jobs listed as "suspended", click on the "status" title. This is handy for keeping tabs on the overall status of several jobs at once.

msteeds
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Deadline Tips and Tricks

Postby msteeds » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:45 am

Tip 5: Instead of refreshing all jobs in the monitor (which may take awhile depending on the load), you can just refresh your own by right-clicking on one of your jobs, and choosing "Refresh My Jobs".

msteeds
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Deadline Tips and Tricks

Postby msteeds » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:50 am

Tip 3: Limit groups can be applied to a job to limit the number of machines handling that job, and also to blacklist or whitelist certain machines in specific.

Click on the limit groups icon, and then get into superuser mode to create or edit limit groups. Then add the limit group to a job by modifying its properties (CTRL-P).

CPember
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Deadline Tips and Tricks

Postby CPember » Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:10 am

to add to this, you can drag and drop from the completed tasks pane into say, fusion, and it creates a loader for those images.



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>Tip 6: You can drag and drop

>jobs from the monitor onto the

>executable to launch the

>program.

>

>e.g. You can drag a job from

>Fusion onto the Fusion

>shortcut on your desktop and

>it will launch Fusion with the

>comp from that job.


msteeds
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Deadline Tips and Tricks

Postby msteeds » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:20 am

Tip 7: Another use of limit groups is to prevent errors related to trying to use too many licenses for a piece of software. If you have few licenses for a piece of software, apply a software specific limit group on jobs using that software.


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