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Well I can confirm that the first script I posted will create a copy of your folding folder, and you can choose how often you want that copy made when you set up cron. The only problem with mine is that it overwrites itself each time the back up is made, so you wouldn't have older versions, just the most recent back up. Not sure how big a deal that is.

Have not had a chance to try out the other one yet, but will do so tomorrow.

Personally that's fine with me, I only really need the newest backup.
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Nice Guide!
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Nice Guide!
Thanks March!
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Nice guide. I've been using cobian for a few years now, but never thought of using it for this. I'll have to try it later.
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SKS made me a script. Will not be using this as Windows rig won't be on 24/7.
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nice write up but how does this "safe guard" you? If a unit corrupts, info is sent back to stanford stating its screwed up. So all info is null and void if you complete the wu later. unless this will block your the sending/receiving info to stanford, i dont see how this will work
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nice write up but how does this "safe guard" you? If a unit corrupts, info is sent back to stanford stating its screwed up. So all info is null and void if you complete the wu later. unless this will block your the sending/receiving info to stanford, i dont see how this will work
I was waiting for someone to ask this.

I stated in the op that I have heard both sides to this and two different outcomes. I personally have had a unit die on me and upload bad results and I have used the backup and it went through just fine and has given me bonus points.

If you are unsure if your computer is stable at a certain overclock (and if you are failing units its mostly either your computer is not stable or the wu is bad) then you should start the unit, then block the program/process from having access to the internet or just disconnect from the internet entirely. (I plan on adding a simple method for this to the guide.)

This is not supposed to be a fully "set it and forget it" method, but more of a additional tool for BigAdv Folders.
Edited by Lutro0 - 7/17/11 at 12:04pm
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I was waiting for someone to ask this.

I stated in the op that I have heard both sides to this and two different outcomes. I personally have had a unit die on me and upload bad results and I have used the backup and it went through just fine and has given me bonus points.

If you are unsure if your computer is stable at a certain overclock (and if you are failing units its mostly either your computer is not stable or the wu is bad) then you should start the unit, then block the program/process from having access to the internet or just disconnect from the internet entirely. (I plan on adding a simple method for this to the guide.)

This is not supposed to be a fully "set it and forget it" method, but more of a additional tool for BigAdv Folders.
i see what you are trying to do there should find a way to block the program after it dl's a wu and not allow access to the net again till 99%
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Well I can confirm that the first script I posted will create a copy of your folding folder, and you can choose how often you want that copy made when you set up cron. The only problem with mine is that it overwrites itself each time the back up is made, so you wouldn't have older versions, just the most recent back up. Not sure how big a deal that is.

Have not had a chance to try out the other one yet, but will do so tomorrow.
The problem with that is if you are not sitting at your computer when it looses the WU and it saves another check point you have lost the WU you were working on because it has been overwritten by the current one.

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I was waiting for someone to ask this.

I stated in the op that I have heard both sides to this and two different outcomes. I personally have had a unit die on me and upload bad results and I have used the backup and it went through just fine and has given me bonus points.

If you are unsure if your computer is stable at a certain overclock (and if you are failing units its mostly either your computer is not stable or the wu is bad) then you should start the unit, then block the program/process from having access to the internet or just disconnect from the internet entirely. (I plan on adding a simple method for this to the guide.)

This is not supposed to be a fully "set it and forget it" method, but more of a additional tool for BigAdv Folders.
Good job on the tool and guide. Now just make an auto install Linux.
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The problem with that is if you are not sitting at your computer when it looses the WU and it saves another check point you have lost the WU you were working on because it has been overwritten by the current one.

Yeah - although, like others have said, if something goes wrong, the WU is going to be irrecoverable more often than not, unless you're not connected to the internet.
    
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