System with Deepfreeze - How to save work units?

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Message 44273 - Posted: 26 Jul 2007, 6:02:40 UTC

I've got a couple of terminals here that we use mainly for surfing the web and basic document writing. I was hoping to run R@H on them, but the only problem is that the systems are locked by a program called DeepFreeze, which essentially restores the system to an "original state". Along with this original state is an empty work queue in BOINC.

Does anyone know of a workaround for this? Would installing BOINC to an "unfrozen" partition of the system work?
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Message 44322 - Posted: 26 Jul 2007, 14:35:40 UTC

You might consider setting up a directory on a network drive for BOINC on each machine. That way the machine reloads, points to the existing directory with all projects and tasks in-tact, and starts running without having to download current Rosetta version etc. Obviously you'd have to use a network drive that doesn't restore each day.

Yes, that or an "unfrozen" partition would preserve as much work as possible.

If that is not an option, you will want to set your Rosetta preferences to have the shortest target runtime possible (1hr). This will preserve as much work as possible.

There is some way to have completed tasks report in immediately (or very quickly) but I don't recall where that is configured. I should think you would want to do that as well to make best use of the portion of the day BOINC is allowed to run.
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Message 44380 - Posted: 27 Jul 2007, 1:07:27 UTC - in response to Message 44273.  

I've got a couple of terminals here that we use mainly for surfing the web and basic document writing. I was hoping to run R@H on them, but the only problem is that the systems are locked by a program called DeepFreeze, which essentially restores the system to an "original state". Along with this original state is an empty work queue in BOINC.

Does anyone know of a workaround for this? Would installing BOINC to an "unfrozen" partition of the system work?

Generally DeepFreeze is installed by administrators who don't want users installing and running unauthorized software. It will remove any files written during a session when it's shut down.

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Message 44397 - Posted: 27 Jul 2007, 13:29:43 UTC

Nemesis, I think that is his point. Sounds like they have BOINC in the image (and so I presume has permission to run it) but it gets reset to that base image configuration each day, hence an empty work queue.
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Message 44401 - Posted: 27 Jul 2007, 16:06:43 UTC

Hi Zxian,

DeepFreeze does not affect a number of folders/drives depending on its settings. Maybe this part of the DeepFreeze documentation helps you:

Retaining User Data

Have a look over it an if questions come up on how-tos just ask again.

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