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Message 6981 - Posted: 12 Jul 2004, 13:51:23 UTC

I would like to all file transfer details (ie-workunit name, file name, troughput, current transfer speed if applicable, file size, etc) to be moved to the transfer tab and retained there even after completion of the transfer. I think the only thing to put in the general log would be that a file or workunit is being started and/or finished with or without an error, and what the file is (workunit, core program, SETI Processor, project logo, whataver so long as it is something that means a little more than just the file name).

I just don't think that it should be purely for active transfers. I never see any transfers because they either never show up in the transfer log (I've never seen a workunit upload show up) or they are completed so quickly that they are gone before I have the chance to look. Plus I think it would clean up the general log a little and make it a little more understandable, and it would make file transfer details easily accessible and readable.

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Message 7151 - Posted: 12 Jul 2004, 20:34:52 UTC

All the relevant transfer details will be in the message log.

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Message 7370 - Posted: 13 Jul 2004, 12:17:38 UTC - in response to Message 7151.

I know they are (although it rarely seems to report uploaded units in the log) But the way its done looks horrible. I want to see transfer messages in the transfer log, NOT the main message log. I don't care if it says that something IS downloaded or IS uploaded along telling that it was successful or had some error, but that is all. I don't want to see the specific details and numbers in the main log. Get rid of filenames, workunit names, throughput, and other specific details and put them in the transfer section as a transfer log/history.

I just would like to see the main message log cleaned up a little and made to be easier to read. Right now it's a pain to find something specific.

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Message 7440 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 0:11:35 UTC - in response to Message 7370.

> I know they are (although it rarely seems to report uploaded units in the log)

Everything it does is reported in the log. Uploads look like this:

SETI@home - 2004-07-13 16:55:31 - Started upload of 04ja04aa.7402.13138.386086.218_1_0
SETI@home - 2004-07-13 16:55:41 - Finished upload of 04ja04aa.7402.13138.386086.235_1_0

If you aren't seeing them, try saving the entire log to a text editor, and search for "upload".


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Message 7521 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 3:48:06 UTC - in response to Message 7440.

Not everything done is in the log. The only time that I know of for sure that it doesn't display uploads is when I've told it to update rather than it handling updates automatically. The completed units simply disappear. I've seen many times in the log where it says something has been uploaded.

But the whole point to this was not that it does or doesn't show it. It was WHERE it shows it. I just think that the transfer tab should have all current, pending, and past transfers with all relavent information in a sort of table form. Right now, for me and probably most people with broadband and maybe even dialup, the transfer tab is pointless. And in my opinion the main log is cluttered and I think shifting nitty gritty specifics of the transfer information would help free the log window of a lot of that clutter. Streamline the main log, retain certain information in a clean, readable format in another place where it seems better suited anyway.

> > I know they are (although it rarely seems to report uploaded units in the
> log)
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> Everything it does is reported in the log. Uploads look like this:
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> SETI@home - 2004-07-13 16:55:31 - Started upload of
> 04ja04aa.7402.13138.386086.218_1_0
> SETI@home - 2004-07-13 16:55:41 - Finished upload of
> 04ja04aa.7402.13138.386086.235_1_0
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> If you aren't seeing them, try saving the entire log to a text editor, and
> search for "upload".
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Message 7529 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 4:14:17 UTC - in response to Message 7521.
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> Not everything done is in the log. The only time that I know of for sure that
> it doesn't display uploads is when I've told it to update rather than it
> handling updates automatically. The completed units simply disappear. I've
> seen many times in the log where it says something has been uploaded.

Ah, yes. You are correct. That is the reporting step. It doesn't show when a WU is reported. It shows something like this instead.

Predictor@home - 2004-07-13 23:49:02 - Scheduler RPC to http://predictor.scripps.edu/predictor_cgi/cgi succeeded

Yes, that's a predictor WU, but it will show the same thing for S@H. That means the manual update was successful. (and WUs are reported during a manual update)

> But the whole point to this was not that it does or doesn't show it. It was
> WHERE it shows it. I just think that the transfer tab should have all current,
> pending, and past transfers with all relavent information in a sort of table
> form. Right now, for me and probably most people with broadband and maybe even
> dialup, the transfer tab is pointless.

I don't find the transfer tab pointless at all. This is were you can manually retry a failed upload.

I wouldn't want to see a permanent list anyway. Just more baggage for the CC to carry around.

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