How to reduce entries of ucs-school web import database

How to reduce entries of ucs-school web import database


  1. UCS@school UMC module userimport
  2. Necessary if Module will not be loaded and a timeout (504) occurs
  3. Happened in UCS 4.4-5 ucsschool 4.4 v6 but could happen prior and later
  4. Please check status of bug 52173


Howto verify the problem

Loading of the module takes a long time and ends with an internal server error.

Watch the gunicorn_error.log
tail -f /var/log/univention/ucs-school-import/gunicorn_error.log

during opening the module userimport. If there is still log activity after the 504 error raised the loading of the last import list takes to long.


Step 1: Background information

The module loads the last import information from the django database. You can dump the content by

root@dc0:~ # /usr/share/pyshared/ucsschool/http_api/ dumpdata --indent 4 import_api.UserImportJob

To delete entries you can use ipython as follows.

Step 2: Start IPython

root@dc0:~ # python /usr/share/pyshared/ucsschool/http_api/ shell
Python 2.7.13 (default, Aug 22 2020, 10:03:02) 
[GCC 6.3.0 20170516] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

Step 3: Choose database

In [1]: from ucsschool.http_api.import_api.models import UserImportJob

Step 4: Get last entry number

In [2]: UserImportJob.objects.last()
Out[2]: <UserImportJob: UserImportJob 321 | dummy9999 (Finished)>

Your result will differ

Step 5: Anzahl der Einträge (optional)

In [3]: UserImportJob.objects.count()
Out[3]: 321

Your result (321) will differ.

Step 6: Delete entries:

You must adapt the number 280 to your environment

In [4]: UserImportJob.objects.filter(id__lt=280).delete()
Out[4]: (279, {u'import_api.UserImportJob': 279})

Step 7: Verify the result in the database (optional)

In [5]: UserImportJob.objects.count()
Out[5]: 42

You close the interactive python shell by pressing Ctrl-D

Step 8: Verify result in module

Now open the module userimport, it should be displayed again