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Large-Scale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis
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restart_file


Deactivate writing to the restart file

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): none

Description

Eliminate the output of each new function evaluation to the binary restart file. This can increase speed and reduce disk storage requirements, but at the expense of a loss in the ability to recover and continue a run that terminates prematurely (e.g., due to a system crash or network problem).

Usage Tips

  • This option is not recommended when function evaluations are costly or prone to failure.
  • Using the deactivate restart_file specification will result in a zero length restart file with the default name dakota.rst.