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Message 45910 - Posted: 10 Sep 2007, 10:43:05 UTC

How can I save work done when your system is down, it is necessary occassionally to carry out maintenance on a computer this usually requires a restart. This was necessary during your recent problems, unfortunately all completed work was lost.
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Message 45917 - Posted: 10 Sep 2007, 12:16:59 UTC

It should be as simple as exiting BOINC to shut it down, and doing your reboot and then restarting BOINC.

...did your reboot reinstall BOINC or something? (even that should not have lost any work) Are you using an account manager application? Do you crunch for any other projects? And if so, was their work lost as well?
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Message 46610 - Posted: 19 Sep 2007, 13:26:30 UTC - in response to Message 45917.  

It should be as simple as exiting BOINC to shut it down, and doing your reboot and then restarting BOINC.

...did your reboot reinstall BOINC or something? (even that should not have lost any work) Are you using an account manager application? Do you crunch for any other projects? And if so, was their work lost as well?

I occassionally run a system clean, and sometimes erase free space. i have noticed that Rosetta work unites are lost when I do this. It would seem rosetta data appear to my computer as FREE SPACE. I\'m protected by Intego anit virus and firewall, thousands of attacks are indicated by the monitors, no successful attack has ever been found.
Recently I found that rosetta was stuck on a work unit. So I reset the project to get started again the other existing work to do units are lost. Then as your system was down I reloaded BOINC just incase my copy was corrupted
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Message 46621 - Posted: 19 Sep 2007, 15:36:37 UTC

Resetting the project dumps all the tasks you have, along with all the Rosetta programs, and basically starts over.

But a simple reboot shouldn\'t lose anything but some minutes of the last crunching done.

\"erase free space\" sounds like a way to prevent a rouge application from sniffing around on the disk to find artifacts from other applications that have freed disk objects. If it is erasing Rosetta tasks, then it (the program that is erasing free space) is malfunctioning, because these are definately NOT free space, and the operating system \"knows\" that. It is the only way the files can be used to crunch.
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