Set maximum retries (jobs)

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A Cloud Run job consists of one or more tasks. The maximum retries setting specifies the number of times a task is allowed to restart in case of failure before being failed permanently. The default is 3.

This setting applies per-task, not per-job. If you set this to 0, tasks only run once and are not retried on failure.

To specify maximum retries:


  1. Go to Cloud Run

  2. If you are configuring a new job, click the Jobs tab and fill out the initial job settings page as desired. If you are configuring an existing job, click the job, then click Edit.

  3. Click Container, variables and secrets, connections, security to expand the job properties page.

  4. Click the General tab.


  5. Specify the number of retries using an integer from 0 to 10.

  6. Click Create or Update.

Command line

  1. For a job you are creating:

    gcloud beta run jobs create JOB_NAME --image IMAGE_URL --max-retries RETRY


    • JOB_NAME with the name of your job.
    • IMAGE_URL with a reference to the container image, for example,
    • RETRY with the number of retries: specify an integer from 0 to 10.
  2. For a job you are updating:

    gcloud beta run jobs update JOB_NAME --max-retries RETRY

View maximum retries settings

To view the current maximum retries settings for your Cloud Run job:


  1. Go to Cloud Run jobs

  2. Click the job you are interested in to open the Job details page.

  3. Click the Configuration tab.

  4. Locate the maximum retries setting in the configuration details.

Command line

  1. Use the following command:

    gcloud beta run jobs describe JOB_NAME
  2. Locate the maximum retries setting in the returned configuration.