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Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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Message 320 - Posted: 7 Sep 2013, 17:38:43 UTC
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Presumably next wednesday we will install the new checkpointing system. So please do not be surprised if there is a system outage. Old WUs should be preocessed as usual - so do not worry about your long-runners. If you like to use the checkpointing system, you will have to install VirtualBox. Of course, we will first send out WUs to the beta testers.

Kommenden Mittwoch werden wir voraussichtlich das neue Checkpointingsystem installieren. Es kann dadurch vorübergehend zu Serverausfällen kommen - also wundert euch nicht. Die alten WUs sollten ganz normal weiter prozessiert werden, also einfach laufen lassen. Um das neue Checkpointingsystem zukünftig nutzen zu können, muss lediglich VirtualBox installiert werden. Aber wir werden am Anfang natürlich erstmal nur die Betatester mit den neuen WUs bestücken.

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Message 321 - Posted: 12 Sep 2013, 11:17:17 UTC

YEAH!

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Message 322 - Posted: 17 Sep 2013, 18:22:30 UTC

I'm new to this project so can you give me more information on the use of the checkpoint system and how I need to setup the VM? I'd be willing to use beta test anything.

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Message 323 - Posted: 19 Sep 2013, 23:18:36 UTC
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The Checkpinting ... is it Guinness? Or Smithwick's (I'll take that one if I have the choice)?

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Message 324 - Posted: 8 Oct 2013, 8:59:28 UTC - in response to Message 323.

The Checkpinting ... is it Guinness? Or Smithwick's (I'll take that one if I have the choice)?

...I corrected it. ;-)

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Message 325 - Posted: 8 Oct 2013, 9:01:41 UTC - in response to Message 322.

I'm new to this project so can you give me more information on the use of the checkpoint system and how I need to setup the VM? I'd be willing to use beta test anything.

It is quite simple to participate: Install the latest version of BOINC (but not the beta version). Install the 4.2.16 version of VirtualBox (not the latest 4.2.18 - it is buggy). Go to the RNA World project setup and enable the VM apps. Reset RNA World in your BOINC manager - that's it. ;-)

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Message 327 - Posted: 8 Oct 2013, 14:47:34 UTC - in response to Message 325.

Thanks I didn't exactly understand how the VM could be used as a check pointing system. Very interesting concept and here is my script for anyone who wants it.

h:
cd \Programs\Oracle\VirtualBox\
set VMName=BoincLinux
VBoxmanage controlvm %VMName% pause
VBoxmanage snapshot %VMName% edit previoushour --name deletemehour
VBoxmanage snapshot %VMName% edit currenthour --name previoushour
VBoxmanage snapshot %VMName% take currenthour
VBoxmanage controlvm %VMName% resume
VBoxmanage snapshot %VMName% delete deletemehour


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