[ct-user] Let's talk about CT networking

Mike Gilmer - N2MG n2mg@contesting.com
8 Nov 2001 17:40:25 -0800

I should have mentioned that you can do this DURING the 'test as well. It's just more of a "panic" then as the PCs go offline to do the merge.

If you write some simple batch files, you can speed up the process.

Mike N2MG

On Thu, 08 November 2001, Mike Gilmer - N2MG wrote:

> K1MK wrote:
> BTW, there's no database to restore; if there are network outages during the 
> contest then after the contest you'll need to run MERGE to create the 
> final log from the logs stored on each node. 
> YO3FWC wrote:
> *** This is not a good idea. 
> N2MG says:
> This is your only choice.  When computer A logs a callsign, and computer B is off the network (for whatever reason) computer B doesn't get the QSO.  That's the way CT's network operates.  There's no resynchronization of the logs...there's no "server" that maintains a master log (anyway, if there were a server, it too would be subject to the same disconnections and missing QSOs).  Multi's with network trouble (or PC crashing/RFI problems) regularly have to merge logs at the end.

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