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Message 828716 - Posted: 9 Nov 2008, 18:07:48 UTC

i have a big problem with astropulse units which run for a week they just keep crashing because of power instability in my area the problem is that boinc has no in built automated back-up ,i just wonder how they never thought of this ,can the computer wiz at seti do something about this ,i tried the bbc-backup.exe program but somehow i cant teach what it should do i truly require help and quickly
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Message 828721 - Posted: 9 Nov 2008, 18:38:33 UTC - in response to Message 828716.

You could backup your entire BOINC directory (and your data directory if using BOINC v6.x). But this will not be very efficient if you're experiencing power related problems, as you'd have to have an active backup or you'll end up with processing duplicates.

But that's exactly the problem with your situation, where would you back up to? If the power in your area is bad, then who knows when the power might go out during a backup? It isn't feasible to back it up to the SETI servers since their bandwidth starved as it is just trying to feed all the active users, not to mention out of storage space on their servers.

The great thing about BOINC is its resiliency. Even if your workunits are erring out, the workunit can be sent to another volunteer to be completed. Sure, you will lose the work, but the important thing is that the science is still completed.


About the only solution would be to invest in a battery backup system so that when the power goes out, you can safely shut down your computer without causing errors in your work.
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Message 828726 - Posted: 9 Nov 2008, 19:15:00 UTC - in response to Message 828716.
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i have a big problem with astropulse units which run for a week they just keep crashing because of power instability in my area the problem is that boinc has no in built automated back-up ,i just wonder how they never thought of this ,can the computer wiz at seti do something about this ,i tried the bbc-backup.exe program but somehow i cant teach what it should do i truly require help and quickly


Part of the problem might also be the version of BOINC that you're using. 6.3.19 is listed as (MAY BE UNSTABLE - USE ONLY FOR TESTING) and they've already moved up to testing 6.3.21

6.2.19 is the recomended version now and unless you need 6.3.19 for another project you might be better off without it. I've lost power with different recomended versions of BOINC and never lost a WU, including AP, to errors because of it.
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