[OSM-dev] Problems after losing inet connection while uploading changes with JOSM

Dean Earley dean at earlsoft.co.uk
Sun Mar 11 14:07:43 GMT 2007

Kristian Thy wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 09, Styno wrote:
>> JOSM had a huge list of additions/changes after working for a couple of
>> hours on a residential area. While uploading these changes my wireless
>> USB stick decided to call it a day which resulted in JOSM dropping the
>> connection in the middle of the upload. After fixing the wireless
>> connection I issued the upload command in JOSM again, but JOSM had
>> already cleared my change list.
> While I agree with your proposal, here's an easy workaround for future
> sanity-preservation: Save the datalayer to a local .osm file *before*
> uploading. Then you can reload the datalayer, complete with changelist,
> in case of upload problems. Having the same change committed twice is
> not harmful.

Uploading new data twice however can be.
The twice I've had it timeout on me, the item it failed on was uploaded 
twice, so I just redownloaded and deleted it.

Dean Earley, Dee (dean at earlsoft.co.uk)

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