Submitting a Task Signed Text Block

If the grid task you need to run is not in the Pending table, you can manually load the grid task by submitting the Task Signed Text Block.

Before you begin

About this task

Do not submit a task signed text block unless you are instructed to do so by technical support or by the specific instructions for another procedure.


  1. Retrieve the grid task from the Grid_Tasks folder of the SAID package.
  2. Copy the Task Signed Text Block file to the same computer that you will use to access the StorageGRID Webscale system.
  3. Open the file that contains the grid task (Task Signed Text Block) using a text editor.
  4. Copy the Task Signed Text Block to the clipboard:
    1. Select the text, including the opening and closing delimiters:
      -----BEGIN TASK-----
      -----END TASK-----

      If the Task Signed Text Block has a readable description above the opening delimiter, it can be included but is ignored by the StorageGRID Webscale system.

    2. Copy the selected text.
  5. Select Grid.
  6. Click Configuration > Main .

    Grid tasks
  7. Under Submit New Task, paste the Task Signed Text Block.
  8. Click Apply Changes.
    The StorageGRID Webscale system validates the Task Signed Text Block and either rejects the grid task or adds it to the table of pending grid tasks.