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Message 1201 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 15:03:48 UTC

How much disk space do I have to allocate before it will begin work? It goes to the set boinc server, and comes back with something to the effect that there was work available but I don't have enough disk space allocated. I have a lan server set up with lots of space; Can I tell it to use that space rather than the space on the local computer, and if so, how? Or do I have to copy the boinc program to that server's disc and execute it across the network? Running Mandrake Linux v. 10 on both machines. Don't want to install on the server because it is already running a weather satellite program that requires most of the available clock cycles, but still does lan disk serving just fine.

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Message 1234 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 15:56:00 UTC

BOINC / S@H use less than 100 MB of space. Setting your computer to allow .5GB max and leave .1GB with no more than 50% should work fine. Note that there may be a 4GB or 2GB numeric truncation error in the code.
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Message 1243 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 16:16:45 UTC - in response to Message 1234.

> BOINC / S@H use less than 100 MB of space. Setting your computer to allow
> .5GB max and leave .1GB with no more than 50% should work fine. Note that
> there may be a 4GB or 2GB numeric truncation error in the code.
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Just curious, but if what you say is true, why do the prefs default to 100GB of space?

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Message 1298 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 19:05:33 UTC - in response to Message 1243.

> Just curious, but if what you say is true, why do the prefs default to 100GB
> of space?

I don't believe they do.

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Message 1304 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 19:14:54 UTC - in response to Message 1298.

> > Just curious, but if what you say is true, why do the prefs default to
> 100GB
> > of space?
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> I don't believe they do.
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I hate to argue, but that's what was presented to me as the default value when I signed up just today. I just verified this by adding prefs for my home account: the default is 100GB for "Limits on disk space used by BOINC:". Am I perhaps misreading this thread?

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Message 1319 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 19:36:43 UTC - in response to Message 1304.

> I hate to argue, but that's what was presented to me as the default value when
> I signed up just today. I just verified this by adding prefs for my home
> account: the default is 100GB for "Limits on disk space used by BOINC:". Am I
> perhaps misreading this thread?

No problem. It does indeed, my mistake.

I don't recall it being that high when I signed up for beta, and since cross project preferences are migrated between projects, I never saw the default value for S@H.

That'll teach me. ;-)

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Message 12153 - Posted: 25 Jul 2004, 1:00:39 UTC

Glad i read this suggestion.

I had 20 gig in the setting. Thought 100 gig was way to much !

Now I have it set at 1.0 gig

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