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Message 14834 - Posted: 1 Nov 2016, 12:51:12 UTC

I noticed that one of my tasks "In Progress" is missing. I cannot see it anywhere in BOINC on my only computer. It's definitely not on my Android either. If anyone wants to look at the task, the task number is 10245511 and the WU number is: 3099404. I tried resetting the project but it didn't remove the In Progress status from that task. I also did synchronize and update the project to no avail. I'm not sure what to do.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Message 14835 - Posted: 1 Nov 2016, 16:15:42 UTC - in response to Message 14834.

Sounds like a ghost task. Haven't seen one for myself in years, but can happen from time to time.
There can be different reasons for the cause - internet connection problems, serverside hiccups etc., but mainly it isn't a big problem if it doesn't happen too much. Some projects (like SETI, Einstein afaik) can redistribute tasks if the server gets info from the client that a task is missing, but apparently BURP doesn't.
Don't worry about it, if the task gets over the deadline, it will be redistributed anyway.
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