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Patribus

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Restore saves during processing
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:52:00 PM »
Probably this subject has been touched before, but I do not find any respective post.

I'm working on projects with around 1500 x 16 MPix Images.

As one expects, the processing times are quite long, e.g. more than day for depth map generation, up to two days for dense cloud generation, using an i7 processor and 32 GB RAm (that's not so important right now).

The thing is, that - more than once - I had PhotoScan freezing after 70% to 90% of the whole process. The only solution I had was to kill PS through the taskmanager, loosing the whole work.

If this is a problem of PS, Windows or the PC is another question,

BUT it is really annoying to loose the whole results from the calculations and have to start over again, hoping the process ends the next time without freezing.

The question:
would it not be possible to introduce some type of restore point in the process, so that if PS crashes, or the PC goes down because windows decided to restart against all preferences, or because I just want to do a pause in the process, one is able to restart the process on later point in time?
I would be happy to have just a few restore points, so that if PS crashes, I do not have to recalculate 30 hours, but only few hours. I could live with that. But just to think that I have to wait again 3 days hopping for the best, really makes me crazy.  And probably also my client  :-\

Okidoki,
that was that,
I'm going to kill my freezed PS process and restart it and wait another 3 days :-(

Cheers

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Re: Restore saves during processing
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 02:25:30 PM »
Hello Patribus,

And what quality settings you are using? Have you also checked the memory consumption during the task processing?
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Re: Restore saves during processing
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 03:00:26 PM »
Hi Patribus,

I had the same problem and it's been resolved. The memory module was bad !! Just check the RAM first.. Stupid HW error.

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Re: Restore saves during processing
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 09:41:48 PM »
Hello Patribus,

And what quality settings you are using? Have you also checked the memory consumption during the task processing?

Quality is 'medium'.

Unfortuantelly I was not able to check the memory. But I had projects of similar size working, and the same project not working one time and then working the other time. I know this is no quantitative information, but well....


I'll also do a memory test and report.

Nevertheless, I stick to my proposal of creating restore points during the computing processes - if possible.

Cheers


PS: no errors found in memory
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