Pausing an active grid task

You might need to pause an active grid task before it finishes. Pausing a grid task might be necessary if the StorageGRID Webscale system becomes particularly busy and you need to free resources used by the grid task operation.

Before you begin

About this task

Do not pause an active grid task unless you are instructed to do so by technical support or by the specific instructions for another procedure.


  1. Select Grid.
  2. Select primary Admin Node > CMN > Grid Tasks.
  3. Click Configuration > Main .
  4. Under Actions, select Pause for the Active grid task you want to suspend temporarily.
  5. Click Apply Changes.
    The grid task remains on the Active table with its Status changed to Paused. You can confirm this by returning to primary Admin Node > CMN > Grid Tasks > Overview > Main.