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lozkin
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Download showing as 100% but not complete

Post by lozkin » January 28th, 2019, 11:50 am

Hi all

I’ll try and explain my situation as well as possible – I’ve recently changed the download folder for Sab to my new QNAP Nas – since then I’ve been noticing a few odd things. For example, I’m currently downloading a 100gb file that has 92 rar files – the download completed on Sab (I have it set to repair, unpack and delete) but doesn’t start to repair or unrar. I check the incomplete folder, and only 40 of the Rar files have downloaded, but I stay looking at the incomplete folder and I watch each rar file continue to download until eventually all 92 files are complete at which point Sab will send it to repair / unpack mode. This happens pretty much all the time, and I wondered why I was getting a visual representation on Sab that the file has 100% downloaded, but in reality the download still has 50% or more to go.

Am I doing anything wrong?!

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sander
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Re: Download showing as 100% but not complete

Post by sander » January 28th, 2019, 1:40 pm

I don't exactly understand what you're describing, but: What happens when you use your local drive again. Problem gone ... ?

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Re: Download showing as 100% but not complete

Post by lozkin » January 28th, 2019, 2:26 pm

unfortunately I cant check as I used to download to an external hard drive on my laptop which isn't connected anymore.

I'll give another example, I have just downloaded another file, 4799mb. Sab Nzb says 100%, but it is not post processing . I check in my incomplete folder and my file is in there. The only thing inside is a folder saying _ADMIN_ which contains 5000+ items called SABnzb_article all at 750kb. each


I'm confused as to why this is happening?

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Re: Download showing as 100% but not complete

Post by shypike » January 28th, 2019, 3:43 pm

SABnzbd uses __Admin__ to store articles which will later be assembled into a file.
It may happen that articles of a file are timing out.
Until it is clear that an article is truly missing, the articles will stay in the disk cache.
100% may be a rounding error and in reality SABnzbd is still waiting.
Check the status menu (tool symbol) and see if there are still connections open to the Usenet servers.

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Re: Download showing as 100% but not complete

Post by safihre » January 29th, 2019, 6:35 am

It is stuck deleting the files, you just have to have patience and then it will complete.
Try to reduce your download speed a little bit so it doesn't have to write articles to disk, this causes a major slowdown.

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