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Download age issue

Postby brindell » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:17 pm

I opened newsbin the other day like every other time I use it, and now for some magical reason. I find that I can only see files using the internet search from 2017-2018. My news server is usenet which has a retention of at least 3000 plus days. I don't go all super wizard ninja with newsbin just download basic stuff not any particular groups using the internet search. I reinstalled newsbin completely and deleted the previous settings just in case I somehow changed something by accident. Did something change my download age? or my storage age? both are at 3000.. I changed everything I could,nothing changes.. I could search for the word tree or motorbike and still get 2017-2018? any help out there? :)
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Re: Download age issue

Postby Quade » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:15 pm

1 - What kinds of messages do you see in the logs when you download headers?

2 - Down where it says "Cache" do you see a number in parents? "(XXX)"

3 - If you wipe and re-install, you'll need to re-download headers. For some groups it's a huge amount of data. Have you re-downloaded headers?
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Re: Download age issue

Postby brindell » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:18 pm

What kinds of messages do you see in the logs when you download headers?

I never used groups, since the internet search came into play. I just dump what I am looking for in the search bar and go from there.


Down where it says "Cache" do you see a number in parents? "(XXX)"

Yep it says 400/400 (0)


If you wipe and re-install, you'll need to re-download headers. For some groups it's a huge amount of data. Have you re-downloaded headers?

I haven't even used anything different or changed any setting in like two years except the newsbin updates. So like no I haven't the only groups i have are the default ones.


I just searched using the word jazz, any and all returned searches are only 2018...? my download age is 5000 and storage is 5000, display 30. I am pretty much at a loss here ? :D
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Re: Download age issue

Postby Quade » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 am

I opened newsbin the other day like every other time I use it, and now for some magical reason. I find that I can only see files using the internet search from 2017-2018.


Ok, so you're using search. I assumed headers. How many results are you getting from your search? Each search is capped at 2000 results. If you're using a broad search term, you might simply run out of resutls.

You can return more results using the left facing curly arrow on the search tab.
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Re: Download age issue

Postby brindell » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:31 am

ok here it is as clear as I can make it.

I have used newsbin the same way every time for the past at least 6 years. The search function only right click download to new folder then done..

Now like scary magic it does not work.

PDF - date range (7/26/2018-8/6/2018) date count and size 31.61 GB (2000)

star trek - date range (10/23/2017-8/5/2018) date count and size 1.87 TB (1946)

Book - date range - (5/8/2018-8/6/2018) date and count size 214.90 GB (1991)

It seem the average return is 2000, using basic search words like book, you should get like tribillions of useless posts at the least. Did the server Usenet purge everything? how can I fix this? :D
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Re: Download age issue

Postby brindell » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:45 am

Ok

I see what I need to do, but somehow I never had to load older posts before. Jamming the load older post button of course loads older posts increasing returned searches but like book still limits returned post to the same date range. Never had issues before? never had to keep using load older post to get earlier returns?
How can I return all post without downloading group headers using just the search function?
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Re: Download age issue

Postby dexter » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:57 am

The 2000 result per search cap has been in place since the inception of the Search feature. It could be in the past you had some kind of filter in place, like a size filter, that narrowed your search and returned older results? Or in the past you used less broad terms that returned more focused results? We have a cap in place to ensure consistent performance for all users. If we allowed you to download everything, a few users could monopolize resources and slow everyone else down. We figured giving you the capability but making it a more manual process was a good tradeoff.
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