Stop a task in progress
You can stop a task that is currently running if, for example, you realize you need to adjust your PQL query or edit the task run parameters.
- In the PE console, go to the Tasks page, find the task run you want to stop, and click Stop job.
- On the command line, press CTRL + C.
- Use POST /command/stop.
When you stop a task, any Puppet runs that are already
underway finish, but no new runs start on the node until you initiate the task
again. While in-progress runs finish, the server continues to produce events for the
job. The job's status changes to
stopped once all
in-progress runs finish.
forceoption with POST /command/stop.
Be aware that
force immediately ends the job. This can result in
an inconsistent or undesirable state due to job components (tasks, plans, Puppet runs, and so on) being ended
If you can predict a scenario in which you'd want to force stop a task, we recommend getting familiar with Forming orchestrator API requests, specifically POST /command/stop requests, so that you are prepared in the event you need to use this command.