Transmission causes shutdown, how do I continue downloads?

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  1. ultratramp

    ultratramp Active Member

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    Im in the middle of two large torrent downloads that I do not wish to lose nor restart but my mac has been popping up a screen that requests a restart whenever I run Transmission (an old version) which is the app Im using to download said torrents.

    What alternatives do I have to starting the downloads over? Is there some way I can perhaps install a newer version of Transmission without affecting the downloads as Ive read that doing so will cancel any ongoing downloads? Is it possible to continue a download using a different app, and what app will be able to take up from where Transmission, if any.

    Help is much appreciated, many thanks in advance.
     
  2. just bry

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    don't worry, your torrent downloads won't be lost as long as you DO NOT DELETE it, i don't know anything about transmission but the torrent client that i'm using is azurues, it eats to much resources but it gets the job done,

    here's what you do:
    1.install different torrent client, azureus for example.
    2.get the files that has already been downloaded by your old client and transfer all of it to azureus download folder
    3.if you still have the .torrent file open it once again using azureus.app, it will load up your previous download and from then on it will continue where you stopped,

    i don't know if i explained it correctly but feel free to ask qquestions =)
     
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    What version is your current Transmission install? I'm not sure which version exactly but that warning is for the waaay older versions. If you're just upgrading from a recent version, it'll be fine.

    Anyway, you also have the option to just ignore the upgrade warning and let your leeching finish. Or if it annoys you too much, you can change clients safely. Be sure to keep the partial download you have-it'll appear as the full file with the full filesize-and download the torrent file again and open using your new client. It'll prompt for the destination folder. Just select the same path for your previous download and it'll continue where you left off. =)
     
  4. ultratramp

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    Transmission is on 1.33 now but Im running 0.72. LOL, I didnt realize how old my version was coz it simply worked. How about I zap the old one out and install the new one and just run the torrents according to just bry's instructions?

    EDIT: Did the above and got it to work but v1.33 only recognized a percentage of my leeched files (6 vs 10GB on one torrent). But when I check my files it still shows 10GB. Does this mean Ill have to re-download the 4GB it doesnt recognize?
     
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  5. dryxzzz

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    Download the v1.33. It doesn't matter what Transmission version you currently use. As long as the torrent files are in the target directory, once the newer version is installed, it will resume its unfinished seed/leech. Nothing to worry about when you upgrade.
     
  6. Mad Mac

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    Transmission started crashing my Mac today. It ha been ok up until today. I turned it off and all was fine. I am using Vuze now and my Mac is ok. But I like the simplicity and size of Transmission. I wonder what went wrong?
     

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