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Jobs in GDC queue never start

  • Product: Voyager
  • Product Version: 8.0.0
  • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local

Problem Symptoms

Jobs in Global Data Change Job Queue are never started - jobs just sit in the queue

GDC jobs with a start time of "now" should usually start within a few minutes.  There is a job scheduler function that checks the queue regularly, and typically a job that was submitted should start within 5 minutes or less.  Note however that only one job at a time will run, so new jobs queue up behind a running job. In some situations jobs can get "stuck" and additional jobs will not run (an example of this is when an operator attempts to KILL a job but it does not transition to KILLED status).  Contact Support if you suspect you may have a problem like this.


jobd isn't running on the server for the Voyager database instance (xxxdb).


  1. Connect to server via SSH or Telnet.
  2. ps -ef | grep jobd
  3. If there is no process for xxxdb listed, start the process:
    1. cd /m1/voyager/xxxdb/sbin
    2. ./Pjobd
  4. Check that process is running for xxxdb: ps -ef | grep jobd | grep xxxdb

Additional Information

If step 3.b. results in "Jobd is running on xxxdb. Please kill PID {PID} and restart the Pjobd program"

  1. Check for the referenced process: ps -ef | grep {PID}     [where {PID} is the PID in the message]. If a process with that PID is not running, continue.
  2. cat /m1/voyager/xxxdb/log/
  3. If the contains the PID from the message, then remove the file: rm -i
  4. Start jobd: /m1/voyager/xxxdb/sbin/Pjobd

If the process does not start, does not remain running after it's started, or Voyager server access is not available (Voyager TotalCare customers, for example), please open a Case with Support.

Article last edited: 10-Mar-2016