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Retry failed articles #205
There is "Download again"-feature, which deletes already downloaded files and then redownloads from scratch.
It would be nice to be able to retry only failed articles without loosing already downloaded data. That could be useful for example after adding or activating of a new news server.
Prerequisites for this feature have been already implemented with quick par verification feature - the articles status information is hold for history items. That info can be used to determine which articles need to be redownloaded.
There is one limitation thought - the articles status data is not saved for deleted downloads being they deleted manually by user or automatically by health check. Therefore downloads failed due to health status (option HealthCheck=delete) cannot be partially retried. It's to decide later whether this limitation must be overcome.
Also see forum topic Download Again only the missing blocks / parts.
In this issue:
Health check and "retry failed articles"
Now, when option DeleteCleanupDisk=no (which is a default setting now), the information about downloaded files and articles is kept in history when a download item is deleted manually or by health check. For such history items commands "Retry failed articles" and "Download remaining files" are available in history.
Previously option "DeleteCleanupDisk" also controlled wether the downloaded files of failed downloads should be deleted when a history item is deleted or hidden. This behavior is almost always wanted. In order to provide this function independent of option "DeleteCleanupDisk" a new option was introduced - "HistoryCleanupDisk".