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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.
Not true you will get the proper credit, for the amount of time it took to fold it. Lets say you normally fold a 6901 in 48 hrs then you will get 49,384 ponts for the WU. If the WU was down for 4 hrs. and it took 52 hrs. to complete you will get 47,447 Points for the WU.
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Not true you will get the proper credit, for the amount of time it took to fold it. Lets say you normally fold a 6901 in 48 hrs then you will get 49,384 ponts for the WU. If the WU was down for 4 hrs. and it took 52 hrs. to complete you will get 47,447 Points for the WU.

I was under the impression that the point of the back up was to somehow prevent losing the WU all together due to corruption of some sort, but earlier in the thread I thought I read that if a WU fails somehow, the results are uploaded as is and a new one downloaded. If the client was just shutdown for a couple hours, wouldn't having a back up not really matter since it would just pick up from where it left off?

Now I'm all confused.
    
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LOL. Yea it can be a bit confusing.

Basically, if you get points for a unit that has failed and has had the bad results uploaded (and then a new unit downloaded) is up in the air, but myself and grandpa has both confirmed getting the points for just that situation.

So the backup system would allow you to save the new unit that was downloaded, restore the failed unit right before it failed and finish it, then hopefully get the points/bonus points for it minus the time you lost for the unit failing. And then restore the new unit you got so its not wasted again only losing some of the bonus points for it for time.

=P
post #24 of 152
Subscribed. I'll defo be doing this tonight.
post #25 of 152
For you linux users, I use this script that I made, it keeps the last two hourly backups at any time

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...l#post14124125

Of course like any automated backup, if something went wrong too long ago, you'll have overwritten your good back up with a bad backup. I.E. in my case if I have a problem at 2am, the backup is useless because when I get up at 7am, the last backup I have is at 5am. If you run overnight, it might be good to make a backup an hour before you sleep each night too.

I reckon we should be able to just create a batch file for windows too and run it as a service rather than having to install a whole new tool no?
     
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I reckon we should be able to just create a batch file for windows too and run it as a service rather than having to install a whole new tool no?
That's the linux way of thinking, and it usually doesn't work so well in windows.

How big is the work dir?
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Well done lutro! +Rep!
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Well done Lutro0! Great guide mate!
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post #29 of 152
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LOL. Yea it can be a bit confusing.

Basically, if you get points for a unit that has failed and has had the bad results uploaded (and then a new unit downloaded) is up in the air, but myself and grandpa has both confirmed getting the points for just that situation.

So the backup system would allow you to save the new unit that was downloaded, restore the failed unit right before it failed and finish it, then hopefully get the points/bonus points for it minus the time you lost for the unit failing. And then restore the new unit you got so its not wasted again only losing some of the bonus points for it for time.

=P

Ah - now I get it.

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Ah - now I get it.

The head scratch smile is giving mixed signals lol
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