Manual How do ratio groups work?

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Each ratio group consists of 4 different conditions ( Min,% / Max,% / UL,MB / Time,h ) and an action. Whether the action of a ratio group will be triggered depends on which conditions have been satisfied. Whether an individual condition has been satisfied (for a particular torrent) depends on either
  • how much has been uploaded in percentage (Min,% and Max,%) or
  • how much has been uploaded in MB (UL,MB) or
  • how many hours the torrent has been seeded (Time,h)

For the sake of simplicity, these four conditions can be put in two different groups:
  • The Min,% and UL,MB conditions (mandatory)

    These conditions are “packaged together”. That means only if both conditions have been satisfied, the action will be triggered. One condition alone doesn’t suffice.

  • The Max,% and Time,h conditions (optional)

    Each of these condition is independend from all other conditions. That means, as soon as one of Max,% or Time,h is satisfied, the action will be triggered, regardless of whether the other conditions are satisfied or not. So these are hard limits. You can turn the Max,% condition off with “0” and the Time,h conditions with “-1”.

The following table shows which combinations of satifsied conditions will trigger the selected action

Min,%Max,%UL,MBTime,hAction triggered
❌❌❌❌No
❌❌❌No
❌❌❌No
❌❌Yes
❌❌❌Yes
❌❌❌Yes

✔= condition has been satisfied
❌ = condition has not been satisfied or is turned off

Note:
There are limits to what you can do with ratio groups. For example, you cannot require a torrent to have both a minimum ratio and a minimum seed time.



A ratio group / torrent size example

Here is an example that shows after how much uploaded MB the action of a particular ratio group is triggered for torrents with different sizes. The Time condition has not been set (-1) for this example ratio group.

Example ratio group

Min %Max %UL,MBTime,h
100200500-1

Example torrents

Scenario descriptionValues reached
Torrent size700 MB
Action trigerredafter 700 MB has been uploaded
Reasonthe Min 100% upload (700 MB) and UL,MB (500 MB) conditions are both satisfied

Scenario descriptionValues reached
Torrent size350 MB
Action trigerredafter 500 MB has been uploaded
Reasonthe Min 100% upload (350 MB) and UL,MB (500 MB) conditions are both satisfied

Scenario descriptionValues reached
Torrent size100 MB
Action trigerredafter 200 MB has been uploaded
Reasonthe Max 200% upload (200 MB) condition has been satisfied


Examples ratio groups

These are examples of commonly used ratio groups which you can easily amend to your own needs.


Example 1

Torrents should stop always after reaching a 2.5 ratio


Min %Max %UL,MBTime,h
250250any value-1

If Min % = Max % then the UL,MB condition has (practically) no effect. The Time,h condition has to be turned off (-1).

Alternatively you can specify the following conditions

Min %Max %UL,MBTime,h
25000-1

In this case the UL,MB condition (0 MB upload) is always satisfied. So as soon as the torrent reaches a 2.5 ratio the action will be triggered.


Example 2

Torrents should stop always after 48 hours seeding regardless of how much (or little) has been uploaded

Min %Max %UL,MBTime,h
10000000any value48

Set the Min % condition to a very high value that is very unlikely to be reached by any torrent. This will (practically) turn both the Min % and the UL,MB condition off. So the only remaining relevant condition is the Time,h condition.


Example 3

Torrents should not longer seed than 48 hours and should not have a ratio greater than 1.5

Min %Max %UL,MBTime,h
1500048

The Time,h condition sets the maximum seed duration in hours. However, the action will be triggered before 48 hours have been passed if the torrent reaches a 1.5 ratio.
 
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