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Message 72354 - Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 0:10:02 UTC

Hey folks,

My electric company charges a HUGE amount but only between the hours of 3pm-6pm. I know about the computing preferences and you can set times per day to run, but how about running all times EXCEPT between 3pm-6pm.

I did a quick search and didn't find anything on here or on google. Does anyone know if this is possible through the BOINC client?
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Message 72355 - Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 0:50:34 UTC - in response to Message 72354.  

Do you use BoincTasks program? I haven't used the rules in it but it looks like you could snooze projects during any hour of the day instead of how its setup in Boinc Manager.
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Message 72358 - Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 6:09:30 UTC - in response to Message 72355.  

Here is a link to the BoincTasks web page: http://www.efmer.eu/boinc/boinc_tasks/

I use it and CAN confirm it has a very nice, easy-to-use graphical interface that allows you to set the run/snooze/sleep options by the hour on any days of the week independently from other days/hours.
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Message 72361 - Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 7:48:34 UTC - in response to Message 72354.  
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Hey folks,

My electric company charges a HUGE amount but only between the hours of 3pm-6pm. I know about the computing preferences and you can set times per day to run, but how about running all times EXCEPT between 3pm-6pm.

I did a quick search and didn't find anything on here or on google. Does anyone know if this is possible through the BOINC client?

It's fairly simple. You set a run time in the general selection "Compute only between" from 6pm to 3pm i.e from 18:00 to 15:00 [yes you can], and if the peak does not exist in the weekend, set an override for those days.
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Message 72522 - Posted: 17 Sep 2016, 13:51:58 UTC

Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for all of your help. I'll take a look at tasks and report back.
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Message 72541 - Posted: 18 Sep 2016, 21:51:57 UTC

And finally a solution. I took "SekeRob2"'s advice and everything is working as expected.

It's a simpler solution that I should have tried first, but ran to the forums first instead.

Thanks all!
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