Downloading _big_ files: problem, and solution.
Renaud (Ron) Olgiati
renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org
Mon Nov 20 15:42:26 UTC 2006
I have started downloading the .iso file for burning an OS DVD.
- The file is _BIG_ (3.4 GB) and the download takes around six days.
- The power supply here in Paraguay does not last that long without power
cuts, specially at this time of the year.
-When the UPS battery runs out the computer shuts down in an orderly manner,
closing all the progs that are running at the time.
-And when you close down Konqueror in the middle of a download it deletes the
This already happened to me twice, each time around 1.2 GB or 30% of the
AAAAAAAAARGH ! (feel better already ;-3)
A cron job that will, every hour: cp -f xxx.iso.part xxx.iso.part.bak
That way at the worst I now only loose one hour's worth of download, as I can
cp xxx.iso.part.bak xxx.iso.part and resume the download.
Paranoids are people, too; they have their own problems.
It's easy to criticize, but if everybody hated you,
you'd be paranoid too.
-- D.J. Hicks
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