when adding a second machine/client , can I just copy the project config files from the first client

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Message 113262 - Posted: 12 Dec 2023, 23:13:52 UTC

Hi, I have one machine running BOINC participating in several projects. Works fine. Simple Q but I couldn't exactly find the answer.

If I install Boinc on a second physical machine, is there a set of files I can simply copy across so it also works on the same projects. I'm running the machines headless from CLI, so simply copying a few xml files would be great, if that's all that's needed

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Message 113268 - Posted: 13 Dec 2023, 9:52:47 UTC - in response to Message 113262.  
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Hi, I have one machine running BOINC participating in several projects. Works fine. Simple Q but I couldn't exactly find the answer.

If I install Boinc on a second physical machine, is there a set of files I can simply copy across so it also works on the same projects. I'm running the machines headless from CLI, so simply copying a few xml files would be great, if that's all that's needed

thanks


The main two are cc_config.xml and app_config.xml in the project directory.

The app file will not exist if you’ve not created it and the cc file won’t exist if you’ve not set non-default settings.
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Message 113269 - Posted: 13 Dec 2023, 11:23:37 UTC - in response to Message 113262.  

The file controlling which projects you added and all is client_state.xml, you can copy this file to another computer and that computer will then immediately have the projects added that the first computer has.
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Message 113273 - Posted: 13 Dec 2023, 22:08:47 UTC - in response to Message 113269.  

The file controlling which projects you added and all is client_state.xml, you can copy this file to another computer and that computer will then immediately have the projects added that the first computer has.
Not a good idea. client_state.xml also contains Host IDs and RPC sequence numbers: duplicating them will trigger BOINC's anti-cheating mechanisms.
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Message 113275 - Posted: 13 Dec 2023, 23:45:39 UTC - in response to Message 113273.  

Isn't that only of concern with exactly the same hardware?
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