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Old 2004-12-31, 23:51   #1
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Default Resuming L-L with a clean hard drive

I was peacably testing 2070457. According the assignment file, Gimps checked my progress about 4:10 yesterday morning and found I was at iteration 2 million +. When I came to the computer after breakfast, my hard drive was dead (I trust entirely coincidentally!). Anyway I have a new hard drive installed.
How do resume testing my number, preferably not at the beginning?
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Old 2005-01-01, 00:46   #2
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I hope you have a backup!

This is one reason I use "InterimFiles" every 1e6 iterations... I then back up the interim files periodically...

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You can have the program generate save files every n iterations. The files will have a .XXX extension where XXX equals the current iteration divided by n. In prime.ini enter:

InterimFiles=n
If you have a backup there will be a regular save file and a backup save file as well...

Worst case you can restart your work by recreating the worktodo.ini file...
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Old 2005-01-01, 00:59   #3
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Assuming this is you:

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27070457     68   2056703    11.3  37.2  86.2  30-Dec-04 04:48  20-Dec-04 17:22  danjmi         CA3C1D458
Then (I think!) you want this in your worktodo.ini file:

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Test=27070457,68,0
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Old 2005-01-01, 01:25   #4
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Mmm, the boundary between 67 & 68 is 28130000, so the line in your worktodo.ini should be
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Test=27070457,67,0
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Old 2005-01-01, 04:24   #5
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Not necessarly... The exponent might have been factored up to 2^68, therefore it's better to stick to what Primenet is telling us, which is 68.
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Old 2005-01-01, 05:46   #6
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Unfortunately Primenet is misleading us. The user report or status.txt "fact bits" is one higher than the TF level if a p-1 test has been done. I'm pretty sure I read some post saying that it actually adds 0.5 internally, and then the report rounds up... Anyway, for the machine I'm on now, the worktodo.ini has

Test=17813597,65,1

but my user report has

17813597 66 8958364 67.9 12.0 72.0 29-Dec-04 04:27 22-Oct-04 06:14 new

Also, the latest nofactor file has no 27M exponents TF'd above 2^67, although it's not as current as a primenet report.

It won't affect anything anyway, since the p-1 step has been done.

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Old 2005-01-05, 14:16   #7
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So the correct worktodo entry is:
Test=27070457,67,1
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