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Message 7510 - Posted: 23 Jan 2005, 20:24:04 UTC

I want to quit crunching ClimatePrediction after my current two WU are up. Is there a way to not download new WU after I upload the results of my current ones? Otherwise I will be sitting on two WU that will never get done by me.

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Message 7512 - Posted: 23 Jan 2005, 20:37:26 UTC

At the moment BOINC has no easy way of doing this, but you can alter your prefences to reduce the amount of disk space to below the minimum required for CPDN. Some people have reported that it does not work for them, and you have to make sure that you do it before models new are uploaded and the current ones complete.
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Message 7519 - Posted: 24 Jan 2005, 7:19:40 UTC
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You can also in the General Preferences change <b>Connect to network about every x days</b> to zero days. Of course, you will not download nothing of other projects if you have them.


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Message 7570 - Posted: 25 Jan 2005, 0:02:42 UTC - in response to Message 7519.  
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&gt; You can also in the General Preferences change <b>Connect to network about
&gt; every x days</b> to zero days. Of course, you will not download nothing of
&gt; other projects if you have them.
&gt;

I seem to recall someone saying that setting to zero days may not work to prevent you from downloading. What they (sorry, forgot who) suggested, and I've tried it a few times with success, is to set the "Leave at least xxx GB disk space free" setting to something larger than your entire hard drive. I've tried it. It does not seem to adversely affect the existing work units and does prevent download of a new unit. But, keep in mind that what ever meathod you try, including this one, that you must do a project "update" to load the new setting to your client BEFORE it attempts to download new work.

BTW: As mentioned, this will also prevent downloading work for any other projects on this host, and the settings will migrate to those other projects and to any other host crunching them. So once your WU is finished, update the project once more to "report" it, then detach and change your settings in one of the projects that you're still attached to.
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Message 7576 - Posted: 25 Jan 2005, 6:15:00 UTC

Thanks a bunch, I will try out the Leave at least XXX GB disk space free setting.
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Message 7704 - Posted: 27 Jan 2005, 9:02:49 UTC - in response to Message 7510.  

&gt; I want to quit crunching ClimatePrediction after my current two WU are up. Is
&gt; there a way to not download new WU after I upload the results of my current
&gt; ones? Otherwise I will be sitting on two WU that will never get done by me.

I wrote a little bit about this in another thread.
Have a look here: <a href="http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/forum_thread.php?id=1282#6212">Decommissioning a machine</a>

If anything is not clear, feel free to post your queries.
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Message 7857 - Posted: 28 Jan 2005, 0:05:59 UTC - in response to Message 7704.  

&gt; I wrote a little bit about this in another thread.
&gt; Have a look here: <a> href="http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/forum_thread.php?id=1282#6212"&gt;Decommissioning
&gt; a machine</a>
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&gt; If anything is not clear, feel free to post your queries.
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I think that is the thread that I was refering to which I read once upon a time. Sorry, couldn't remember who wrote it or I would have just pointed to it. Thanks.
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Message 7879 - Posted: 28 Jan 2005, 7:40:04 UTC - in response to Message 7857.  

&gt; time. Sorry, couldn't remember who wrote it or I would have just pointed to
&gt; it. Thanks.

LOL, I feel secure in my obscurity. :)
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Message 7881 - Posted: 28 Jan 2005, 7:47:57 UTC - in response to Message 7519.  

&gt; You can also in the General Preferences change <b>Connect to network about
&gt; every x days</b> to zero days. Of course, you will not download nothing of
&gt; other projects if you have them.

This would be the logical method, but when I've tried this method in the past, the client often still requests at leaset 1 second of work (per cpu). So in CPDN's case I could end up with 2 * 2 months of work on an HT box.

That's the reason why I advocate the Leave at least setting.
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