How to change the ammout of space used by BOINC?


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Message 15678 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 2:52:57 UTC

I set it to 0.1 of a gig (100MB) but that dint help. its still using only 4mb.. whatever i do it doesnt seam to use more... do i use the web interface or something?
sorry about this noob question

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Message 15684 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 3:12:59 UTC - in response to Message 15678.
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> I set it to 0.1 of a gig (100MB) but that dint help. its still using only
> 4mb.. whatever i do it doesnt seam to use more... do i use the web interface
> or something?
> sorry about this noob question
>

The disk space setting is a maximum useage limit. It doesn't tell the client that it should use that much. I presume you're trying to get a larger WU cache... The cache size is determined by the time preferences... "Keep enough work to last between..." This along with your computer's benchmarks, and each projects estimate of WU length, determines whether to download more WUs to the cache.

Also, it's not a good idea to set your cache too large, as that will delay getting new crucher apps if the project updates their apps, or if a project's database crashes, it's possible that you'll be stuck cruching a bunch of WUs that will just have to be discarded. (This has just happened with both S@H and P@H this week.)

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Message 15758 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 7:42:38 UTC - in response to Message 15684.

That disk usage is moreless for the future, BOINC suports not only distributed computing but also distributed storing of large amount of data and in that case space quota on your harddrive comes more important.
I think.

> > I set it to 0.1 of a gig (100MB) but that dint help. its still using
> only
> > 4mb.. whatever i do it doesnt seam to use more... do i use the web
> interface
> > or something?
> > sorry about this noob question



Try WAP user info http://slavko.sk/wap/seti

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Message 15785 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 10:13:02 UTC

Ahh ok, but i did have it set to a max of
0.1 gig and P@H was giving me an "not enough space" error.. when there were WU's available
i'll give this stuff a try though

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