In general, after configuring and testing a case and before starting a long production job based on that case, it's important to verify that the model restarts exactly. This is a standard requirement of the system and will help demonstrate stability of the configuration technically. The tool create_production_test is located in the case directory, and it sets up an ERT two month exact restart test in the same directory as the current case. To use it, do the following
> cd $CASEROOT > ./create_production_test > cd ../$CASE_ERT > ./$CASE_ERT.test_build > ./$CASE_ERT.submit Check your test results. A successful test produces "PASS" as the first word in the file, $CASE_ERT/TestStatus
If the test fails, see the Section called Debugging Tests That Fail for test debugging guidance.