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From: posfan12
Subject: Source file overwritten/truncated
Date: 10 Jul 2014 18:55:00
Message: <web.53bee142b83181d889955b580@news.povray.org>
I have a source file that is 529172 lines in length. When I interrupt the render
using Task Manager (for instance, when I make a mistake and want to start over,
and stopping the render normally takes too much time), the source file itself
becomes truncated at 155560 lines. That means I lose 1/4 of my data.

Version 3.7.0.msvc10.win64

I didn't provide an example where this occurs, because my source file relies on
many many dependencies.


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From: MichaelJF
Subject: Re: Source file overwritten/truncated
Date: 11 Jul 2014 19:40:01
Message: <web.53c03d059fef78001c60fb20@news.povray.org>
"posfan12" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> I have a source file that is 529172 lines in length. When I interrupt the render
> using Task Manager (for instance, when I make a mistake and want to start over,
> and stopping the render normally takes too much time), the source file itself
> becomes truncated at 155560 lines. That means I lose 1/4 of my data.
>
> Version 3.7.0.msvc10.win64
>
> I didn't provide an example where this occurs, because my source file relies on
> many many dependencies.

Again I'm not quiet sure, but this seems to be an OS issue. Since you reference
the "Task Manager" I assume that you use the Windows Version. Windows doesnt
save files immediately at the hard drive but stores them in a Special Cache.
Even with a shut-down parts of the Cache are saved to disk but not the original
files. So if you kill a Windows application with the Task Manager you have to
acccept some loss of data. I have experienced this with other Software times and
again.

Best regards,
Michael


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