Low Drive Space Warning - Pause

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Low Drive Space Warning - Pause

Postby insolution » Fri May 25, 2018 10:36 am

It seems like to would be easy to implement a low drive space warning/pause instead of the current "process regardless" function.

I use an SSD for my downloads drive and if it runs out of space, Newsbin continues to process the pending downloads but these are recorded to disk as zero-byte files. Posts are marked as old/downloaded.

It's laborious to figure out what got screwed up and re-queue the failed posts.

Is these some limitation in the file system that prevents Newsbin from reading the available drive space and stopping when it drops below the pending (current) download on a per-file basis? Even a "Pending Download List Exceeds Available Space" warning would be great.

It's a small point, but it's bitten me a couple of times when I have queued a long list (of eBooks in my case) over a weekend and I am not there to monitor.

And yes, I'm aware of the "size of downloads" pending counter on the toolbar.

Thanks, Quade. I appreciate you always considering new, or improved, functionality.

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Re: Low Drive Space Warning - Pause

Postby Quade » Fri May 25, 2018 10:50 am

What version are you using?

[Filename]
MinFreeSpace=x

X is in megs The default is 1 gig in 6.80. It'll pop up and pause the download when the download or data folder falls below this threshold.

Limitation in 6.80 is that if your connection speed is really high so, the download gets ahead of file assembly, the assembly can continue even after the download pauses because the file assembly is already in process.

That said, I've implemented more free disk space stuff in 6.81 which might hit the forum today.

1 - File assembly now obeys "MinFreeSpace" too.
2 - UnRAR Obeys MinFreeSpace and you have to have at least 2 times the RAR set size free space (whichever is larger.
3 - Changes to the FileIO routines will stall and log if the write fails.

I assumed people would make sure they had enough space before I started download and it turns out this is a poor assumption. I have one user who runs out of space multiple times in a single day.
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