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Message 1313153 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 17:05:43 UTC

I am receiving this message from BOINC 7.0.28 (x86):

2012-12-09 06:42:26 | SETI@home | Message from server: SETI@home Enhanced needs 32.00MB more disk space. You currently have 0.00 MB available and it needs 32.00 MB.

I am now unable to download any work units. My settings include:
    Use at most 1.01 GB
    Leave at least 5.00 GB
    Use at most 10% of disk space


My C: drive is a 320 GB drive, with 26 GB free.
I am also connected with Einstein@Home, and am receiving the same message there.

Why am I getting this message, and how can I return to processing work units?
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Message 1313213 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 19:00:37 UTC

Restart BOINC and read the top of the message log. There should be a bit more information about why it is being limited.
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Message 1313225 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 19:11:31 UTC - in response to Message 1313153.

Use at most 10% of disk space

My C: drive is a 320 GB drive, with 26 GB free.

10% of 320GB is 32GB. You only have 26GB free. That's your problem.

Either free 6GB of space, preferably more of course, or set your preferences more lenient.
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Message 1313308 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 22:19:12 UTC - in response to Message 1313225.

Thanks, but I changed the settings to the following:
"Use at most 1.00 GB"
--I'm using under 0.030 GB (sum of 3 BOINC directories, 0.77 MB, 15.4 MB, and 7.4 MB. I have no tasks downloaded.)
"Leave at least 5 GB free"
-there is 56 GB free
"Use at most 5% of total disk space"
--there is 17% free (56 free out of 320 GB), so even if the last item above means leave 5% of the disk free, I should be within that constraint, yet I still get this message:

2012-12-09 14:14:27 | SETI@home | Message from server: SETI@home Enhanced needs 32.00MB more disk space. You currently have 0.00 MB available and it needs 32.00 MB.


Any other ideas?
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Message 1313489 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 12:24:43 UTC - in response to Message 1313308.

Depends on where you actually set the preferences. If here at Seti, but you've (once) set local preferences, then you can continue to change the web-preferences till your fingers see green, but the local preferences continue to be used by BOINC.

It's because the local preferences override all the same web-preferences. Disk settings can be set in local and in web-preferences, thus when you set local to be used once, they'll continue to override the newly set web-preferences.

Now, with all that out of the way, to see if you're using local prefs, either check your start-up messages, there should be a line stating "Reading preferences override file". or your BOINC Data directory, there should be a global_prefs_override.xml file there.
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Message 1315722 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 20:14:47 UTC

I uninstalled BOINC and reinstalled it, then it started working again. Thanks for your help!
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