While running panan (MOM6), I noticed that payu saves only the last five restarts + older restarts in every 5th run (e.g., restart000,restart005…). This happens in all panantarctic configs, but not with access-om2. Is there any config that I can set in payu to change this? It might be worth to set up payu to not delete any restarts as default too.
Yes the problem with only saving every 5th is that when you’re running in only 1 or 2 month run chunks, the restarts it does save have non ideal timing, i.e. not in January.
Definitely second the suggestion for using tidy_restarts.py to tidy up after.
(Aidan Heerdegen, ACCESS-NRI Release Team Lead)
@jo-basevi has been working on adding calendar based restart_freq options to payu. Viewable in this PR (which I am currently reviewing, but if anyone else is interested your input is more than welcome)
This is based on some of the logic inf the tidy_restarts.py by @aekiss, but as part of payu, and with some flexibility for specifying the frequency.
Hopefully we should have this in a released version of payu next week sometime.