In cryosparc V4.3.0, I used the “cleanup workspace data” function, after which all the data in my workspace was deleted and the jobs were left in “build” mode. However, when I cleaned up the workspace, I only checked intermediate results, failed jobs, etc. (default selection). I have attached screenshots. Did I do anything wrong, or is it a bug? I really appreciate any input.
My selection of data to cleanup:
Status after the cleanup:
Prior to running the clean-up, had you marked any jobs as “final”?
Did any jobs get cleared because they were “non-final” and you had enabled 3. Clear non-final jobs?
Hi @wtempel, thank you for your reply! I have not manually marked any job as final, but all jobs except “inspect manual pick” job are complete so I assume that I do not need to do anything extra.
Marking a job as final is distinct from a job being complete. In other words, enabling Clear non-final jobs is expected clear complete jobs unless the jobs have been marked as final or are the ancestor of a job that has been marked as final
Thank you very much for your reply and at least now we know what is wrong. However, I do recommend you change the default parameters if it will delete all data without user manual operations. In previous versions I never needed to think about it when I wanted to clear intermediate results. The default setting right now will create potential risk for data lost.
agreed, there should absolutely be some massive notification “you have not marked any jobs as final - this is different from completed jobs - if you push this button you will be deleting all jobs in this project”
Or, you can just uncheck “clear non-final jobs” by default, and users can manually check this if they want.
I have been using Cryosparc since V0, but have not followed the recent development in data management. I am unaware of the function of marking a job as final. This is definitely a very nice feature but for most old users they might make similar mistakes like me.
@chenzhao @CryoEM2 CryoSPARC v4.4 includes changes to the Data Cleanup tool.
@wtempel This is awesome! Thank you very much for taking my suggestions!