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Message 1047048 - Posted: 8 Nov 2010, 13:53:39 UTC

Hi all,

the last days Seti@Home was down, I thought about a 'Backup Project'. How can I set it up? It should only run, when Seti has no WU.
I cannot find any preferences to set a project like that.

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Message 1047080 - Posted: 8 Nov 2010, 16:31:51 UTC - in response to Message 1047048.


Set the Resource share for the Backup Project to 0 (zero)
If the Backup Project do not accept 0 (zero) set the Resource share to 0.01


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Message 1047097 - Posted: 8 Nov 2010, 17:39:10 UTC - in response to Message 1047080.
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Set the Resource share for the Backup Project to 0 (zero)
If the Backup Project do not accept 0 (zero) set the Resource share to 0.01



Where i can find the 'resource share'? I use the BOINC Manager in german.

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Message 1047102 - Posted: 8 Nov 2010, 17:50:37 UTC - in response to Message 1047097.

I don't know what it is in German but in English it is on the project's account page, seti@home preferences. Just find the preferences for whatever project you want to run as back up.
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Message 1047103 - Posted: 8 Nov 2010, 17:53:27 UTC

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project

(It's NOT in BOINC Manager)
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Message 1047114 - Posted: 8 Nov 2010, 18:39:40 UTC - in response to Message 1047103.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project

(It's NOT in BOINC Manager)


Aaahhhh! There it is.

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Message 1047133 - Posted: 8 Nov 2010, 21:55:34 UTC

BTW, Resource share is a double. You can set the resource share to a very small number (0.0000000001) will only give the project one download every few years under normal circumstances.

NOTE that any task downloaded from a very low resource share project will almost certainly run in High Priority till completion.
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