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tommo123
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assign a download to a server

Post by tommo123 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:46 am

e,g have a main 1, then a free one with 20 day retention. a download fails on the 1st but is complete on the 2nd. would be useful at times to be able to do this without having to stop other downloads in meantime

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Quaraxkad
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Re: assign a download to a server

Post by Quaraxkad » Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:47 am

Care you elaborate a bit more? Either you didn't explain your desire well enough, or it seems that you are unaware of the server priority options: Set server 2 to priority 2. Done.

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Re: assign a download to a server

Post by tommo123 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:21 am

problem is, the fastest server (1) has the files but they are damaged so if it pulls from both then the end download will be damaged beyond repair anyway as most of the files would be pulled from 1 over 2 as server 2 downloads at about 1/50th the speed of the other one.

what would happen with server 2 as the priority? would it download all files available exclusively through that and swap to server 1 only in the event of the download not being available on server 2?

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Re: assign a download to a server

Post by Quaraxkad » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:15 pm

You will only get a damaged file if the same article parts are missing from BOTH servers, regardless of how you set your priorities. So if you are getting damaged files already, they are damaged on both servers.

If you have both servers set to priority 1, both servers will download simultaneously. If any article is missing on either, it will try the other. If it finds it there, the file is complete and undamaged. If it's still missing, the file is damaged.

If you set server 1 to priority 1 and server 2 to priority 2, then server 2 will sit idle until server 1 says there's an article missing, it will then try server 2. If it finds it there, the file is complete and undamaged. If it's still missing, the file is damaged.

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Re: assign a download to a server

Post by tommo123 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:22 pm

i've so far manually unticked server 1 when redownloading specific items as they are fine on S2 but screwed on astraweb (S1).

so basically, just enable both and any file that's damaged on S1 will download solely from S2 (assuming like above it's fine on there)?

thanks :)

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