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Message 77851 - Posted: 23 Jan 2015, 20:20:07 UTC

Can anyone tell me why the Rosetta project is taking up 1.36 GB on my hard drive? This in comparison to 3 other projects that only take up 1.06 to 375.75 MB
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Message 77852 - Posted: 23 Jan 2015, 22:55:06 UTC

R@h has a number of sizable reference files that are used in the computations and comparisons that are used to process work units. The total amount will vary with different numbers of active work units as well. But even if all R@h work is completed and your machine is working on other projects for a while, much of the R@h space will remain. This is because these larger files are only downloaded once and retained for future use when your machine does get new tasks assigned.

Not certain if that was what you were looking for or not. Basically, that is a pretty typical size footprint for the project.
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Message 77855 - Posted: 25 Jan 2015, 6:28:26 UTC - in response to Message 77852.  

Thank you for the reply. Is there any way to put these reference files on a different drive? Or would I have to move Boinc to a different drive. I am running OS X Yosemite. They currently are located on my ssd which is quite full and I would like to make better use of its space.
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Message 77866 - Posted: 28 Jan 2015, 15:49:31 UTC

Right, you can specify the data directory for BOINC to use. But the result would be all project data for all BOINC projects going to that location. BOINC, in general, should be running with low disk I/O rates, and so moving all of your BOINC data off of the SSD should not impact your BOINC efficiency.

Simplest way would be to work through all existing WUs, uninstall BOINC and when you reinstall select the options to designate a different data path.
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Message 77971 - Posted: 23 Feb 2015, 21:24:47 UTC - in response to Message 77866.  

Right, you can specify the data directory for BOINC to use. But the result would be all project data for all BOINC projects going to that location. BOINC, in general, should be running with low disk I/O rates, and so moving all of your BOINC data off of the SSD should not impact your BOINC efficiency.

Simplest way would be to work through all existing WUs, uninstall BOINC and when you reinstall select the options to designate a different data path.


Thank you for the suggestion. However, when I try to install BOINC to a larger drive I get the message that BOINC will only run on the drive that the OS is installed on. Do you have any other suggestions?
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Message 77976 - Posted: 25 Feb 2015, 16:08:28 UTC

I've not heard of that message before. Suggest you post about this on Number Crunching board. Many more eyes there that are up to date on BOINC Manager changes.
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