Login  Sign up

Disappearing monitors

Hi there,

I've seen a few posts here of folks complaining that their monitors are disappearing or getting deleted.  I while ago I went though all the monitors and deleted the ones that are disabled, as these slow down Jaksta allot.  Hence all the monitors should be active.  As there's a write event to them with the last update, all the monitors being active should've updated (update date in explorer) when monitoring is enabled.

Today I found 64 monitors updated several days ago.  I opened one just o find allot of spaces inside.  Because the monitor is now destroyed or corrupted there is no way in knowing which monitors are gone :(  Jaksta ignores these as it should and monitor is gone. I'm sure if you have a look you'll also find the dead monitors updated several days go.

I do not know the reason for this, maybe an interrupted monitor disengage?

My suggestion would be to write the updated monitor to a $montor.new or similar file first, so that in an unforeseen update event at least the primary monitor is preserved. Copy overwrite the $monitor.new to $monitor, if something happens here the $monitor.new is preserved, and only after a successful copy/overwrite remove the .new file. Maybe a startup cleanup routing of Jaksta would also sort out any errors i.e. left over $monitor.new files and remove them as this indicated an error and all that would be lost is the update date/time, or should anything have happened.

Hope this will solve the problem of the disappearing monitors. Thanks for great software, hope you can fix this asap.

Kind regards

(225 KB)
Login or Signup to post a comment