misspelled computer name need to merge it with the correct one.

Gary Roberts
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Keith Myers wrote:I don't

Keith Myers wrote:
I don't even see the host 12327400 in your computer list.

You must be looking at just the 'current' (active during last 30 days) list.  If you select 'all computers' you can see it there.  I posted a link to the full list in an earlier message.

@Stephen Hawkins - since the hardware seems the same and since the only obvious difference is that the older machine shows an unnamed Linux whereas the new one shows LinuxMint, I would have thought merging should be possible.  I hasten to add that it's probably 10 years or more since I last merged hosts and as I recall it the procedure allowed me to merge a previous Windows install into a new Linux install without any issue.  Perhaps things have changed since that time :-).

I decided to try some experiments with my own list.  I found some examples in my full list of the same basic hardware (even the same hostname) but the old version running Windows and the new version running Linux.  The current merge system kept telling me that there were no eligible computers for merging.  In my case there were essentially two differences in the examples I tried - the OS and the extra hardware added to the basic machine in the form of a modern GPU.   I'm guessing one of those two things is the block, since the hostname was identical in each case.

I don't know of any definitive statement about the requirements for merging these days.  There may have been something posted at the time the website was transitioned from a BOINC style website to the current Drupal implementation.  If you search for "merge AND drupal" you might be able to find some mention of requirements since there were quite a few posts about all sorts of things at the time.

Alternatively, you could post a request in the "Wish list" for any information about the requirements for merging.  Perhaps one of the staff might be able to tell you if it's possible for your situation.

Cheers,
Gary.

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ID: 12327400 Details | Tasks Cross-project stats: MarkWhatney home 0.00 1,831,142 7.6.31 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6] (2 processors) --- Linux 4.4.0-87-generic 27 Jul 2017 9:01:44 UTC

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Keith Myers
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Quote:You must be looking at

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You must be looking at just the 'current' (active during last 30 days) list.  If you select 'all computers' you can see it there.  I posted a link to the full list in an earlier message.

 

Yes, I looked for the all computers list at the bottom of the page as usual and didn't see it.  Not used to the page layout of this project's forums.  Only used to the layout of Seti, MW and GPUGrid site layouts.

 

I have never been able to merge different OS' and didn't think it was ever possible.  Guess if you have been around long enough it was possible in the past.

 

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Keith Myers wrote:Quote:You

Keith Myers wrote:
Quote:
You must be looking at just the 'current' (active during last 30 days) list.  If you select 'all computers' you can see it there.  I posted a link to the full list in an earlier message.

 

Yes, I looked for the all computers list at the bottom of the page as usual and didn't see it.  Not used to the page layout of this project's forums.  Only used to the layout of Seti, MW and GPUGrid site layouts.

 

I have never been able to merge different OS' and didn't think it was ever possible.  Guess if you have been around long enough it was possible in the past.

The BOINC website has a page on host merging

As currently posted, it asserts these requirements:

They have the same processor type (Intel, AMD etc.) and operating system.
They don't overlap in time; i.e. computer 1's last RPC happened before computer 2's first RPC, or vice-versa.

I have no personal knowledge to confirm or deny these requirements.

 

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