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Message 1006981 - Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 18:41:09 UTC

I have a new computer and would like to continue running Seti. What do I need to do to download and keep my old statistics?


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Message 1006989 - Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 19:00:03 UTC

You only need to activate your old account.


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Message 1006990 - Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 19:01:13 UTC - in response to Message 1006989.

Thank you.


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Message 1006993 - Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 19:03:42 UTC - in response to Message 1006981.

Since this account is active, just download BOINC, and when it asks if you are a new or have an account just give it the email you used for this account.




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Message 1007021 - Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 19:40:28 UTC - in response to Message 1006993.

Thanks everyone for the quick response.


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Message 1018617 - Posted: 23 Jul 2010, 7:05:48 UTC

same question, good to find the answer this quick.

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Message 1018679 - Posted: 23 Jul 2010, 14:14:24 UTC - in response to Message 1018617.

be aware that we have extended outages from tuesday to Friday so you may not get work immediately. You'll also experience periods of no up/downloads for the forseeable future


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Message 1025967 - Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 1:12:16 UTC

Hi Everyone,
Question, if one of my computers fail, and I put a new one on line, can I use the same computer name as the old one? Will it pick up where the old one was
left? Thanks Lonnie


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Message 1026000 - Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 3:56:26 UTC - in response to Message 1025967.

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Question, if one of my computers fail, and I put a new one on line, can I use the same computer name as the old one? Will it pick up where the old one was
left? Thanks Lonnie

Yes.

That depends. If you copy the entire BOINC data directory tree from the old computer to the new computer, and you tell the install that location during the install, then yes. Otherwise, no. BTW, if you do this, you need to stop BOINC on the old computer before the copy starts, and never restart BOINC on the old computer again.


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Message 1026041 - Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 8:38:19 UTC - in response to Message 1026000.

BTW, if you do this, you need to stop BOINC on the old computer before the copy starts, and never restart BOINC on the old computer again.

Not without first moving or deleting the old BOINC data folder, anyway.

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Message 1026279 - Posted: 19 Aug 2010, 3:01:35 UTC - in response to Message 1026041.

OK, can I use the same computer name?
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Message 1026283 - Posted: 19 Aug 2010, 3:53:38 UTC - in response to Message 1026279.

As long as the old computer using that name won't come back, sure.


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Message 1026531 - Posted: 19 Aug 2010, 23:43:19 UTC

You cannot have two computers of the same name on the same LAN at the same time (the DHCP server will get unhappy with you over that). I don't think BOINC cares that much about the computer name as each has a unique identifier.




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Message 1026549 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 0:54:46 UTC - in response to Message 1026531.

I don't think BOINC cares that much about the computer name as each has a unique identifier.

It will if you have two identical computers with the same name, as then it's used to give the option to merge them.
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Message 1026555 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 1:07:28 UTC - in response to Message 1026549.

I don't think BOINC cares that much about the computer name as each has a unique identifier.

It will if you have two identical computers with the same name, as then it's used to give the option to merge them.

I thought the computers could be either identical or have the same name, but both was not required. Also the two computers cannot have any overlap in project contacts.


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Message 1026646 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 10:57:43 UTC - in response to Message 1026555.

I thought the computers could be either identical or have the same name, but both was not required. Also the two computers cannot have any overlap in project contacts.

I think if you have two computers with identical hardware and the same name that the merge option starts showing as the BOINC back-end will figure that it's the same computer, just one of them is with a newer hostID. Even if it's really two separate computers sitting there in your room.

As how else will the merge option show up when two identical computers are found in the list, with just two different hostIDs (one always being higher than the other)?
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Message 1026860 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 22:26:14 UTC - in response to Message 1026646.

I thought the computers could be either identical or have the same name, but both was not required. Also the two computers cannot have any overlap in project contacts.

I think if you have two computers with identical hardware and the same name that the merge option starts showing as the BOINC back-end will figure that it's the same computer, just one of them is with a newer hostID. Even if it's really two separate computers sitting there in your room.

As how else will the merge option show up when two identical computers are found in the list, with just two different hostIDs (one always being higher than the other)?

Originally, only identical machines (same OS and hardware) could be merged. Later by name was added as well.

If the two machines are actually distinct, they will not STAY merged, but after the second one connects they will split again.


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Message 1027207 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 23:05:36 UTC

Ok, all you fine people have answered my question on using a old name on a new computer. Now being a machinist and being real smart on the workings of a computer please answer this question....Most of my computers are Poweredge 1850's, with 512 to 1GB memory, how much faster would the servers be if I loaded them up on memory? 6-12 GB each. Thanks again for all your good advice.

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Message 1027242 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010, 2:27:36 UTC - in response to Message 1027207.

The ones with the 64bit operating systems on them would speed up. if there are ones with 32bit OS, they won't use anything more than 3.5GB. For Seti it won't matter, as it uses 32MB per task.


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Message 1027398 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010, 15:41:32 UTC

Thank you Jord for your answer, all of the units are running XP pro 64bit or 2003 windows server......Lonnie


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