Can I move WU's to another machine that has BOINC?

teemac
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I am new to E@H and have one main machine which has BOINC v549 - with Seti, Einstein & WCP projects.

I also have several other machines which come and go at various times. All have or will have BOINC and the above projects crunching away when they are in my home.

How do I or can I move uncrunched work units to the main machine when one of my auxilary machines leave for a holiday at a moments notice? Some machines may have several unstarted WU's when they have to leave me.

The new users usually have a new ghost of a clean OS put on them with NO BOINC.

I don't want to lose these work units by aborting them or letting them time out before the machines get back to me.

Thanks for any help for this newbie,

teemac (Australia)

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Can I move WU's to another machine that has BOINC?

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I am new to E@H and have one main machine which has BOINC v549 - with Seti, Einstein & WCP projects.

I also have several other machines which come and go at various times. All have or will have BOINC and the above projects crunching away when they are in my home.

How do I or can I move uncrunched work units to the main machine when one of my auxilary machines leave for a holiday at a moments notice? Some machines may have several unstarted WU's when they have to leave me.

The new users usually have a new ghost of a clean OS put on them with NO BOINC.

I don't want to lose these work units by aborting them or letting them time out before the machines get back to me.

Thanks for any help for this newbie,

teemac (Australia)

WUs have to be DL-ed, crunched, and UL-ed by the same machine as far as I know.

Kathryn :o)

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Everything boinc needs is

Everything boinc needs is contained in the boinc folder (at least on a windows system). So what you want to do is to move that folder from one computer to an other. If you install boinc to the folder c:/program/boinc on your main computer, you may want to install it to c:/program/boinc2 on your borrowed host. Exit boinc on the borrowed host, move the boinc folder to your own host. Exit boinc on your own computer. Start boinc.exe in c:/program/boinc2 on your own host, set the projects to no new work and run it dry.

In theory this should work, but you should check that boinc doesn’t create a new host id then it connects to the project next time.

Then you're really interested in a subject, there is no way to avoid it. You have to read the Manual.

teemac
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Thanks guys, I will try

Thanks guys,

I will try the copy and move option. I don't want to lose anything (WU's).

Much appreciate everyone's help anyway,

teemac (Australia)

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