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Regarding automatic suspension while running MOTHUR

Hi community!!!
My laptop automatically suspends after 20 minutes. Suppose a step takes 3 hrs to run. If my laptop suspends in between and I re-run sometimes after suspension, will there be descrepency in original analysis? I mean, will there be any change in the results due to the pause of the mothur software?

Thanks & Regards,
DC,7

Hi, two options I can think of: if you are running mothur on your laptop, change the power options. If you are running your analysis on a Linux machine, use screen https://linuxize.com/post/how-to-use-linux-screen/. Alternatively, run your analysis in batch mode, for instance sbatch script_name.sh, if your computer uses slurm.

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Okay… Thanks for your suggestions… But I’ve already analysed some data. And I didn’t notice it earlier. That’s why I am thinking of whether the analysis was properly done or not… What’s your opinion?