Every pool normally takes a fee, the difference in long term on pool and solo mining is this fee.
The benefit of pool, even if you have to pay the fee is, that you get payouts in short intervals. Finding a block could take weeks with a small plotfile, pools will payout at least every 24h or somewhere in this range.
If there is no progress anymore, you should stop it. You can use unfinished file, and start a new one ... will cause miners to warn you about that, but it will work. Or if you want it all 'clean&perfect' you should delete that plotfile and start over.
@abooluqmaan pool-burst-team.us is a replica of the burst.ninja pool created after Ninja became too popular. An industrial sized consortium started mining at ninja, and the pool had too much concentrated mining power. So we created a second pool more suitable for smaller miners. We accept much longer deadlines than ninja, and created a pool that is much more suited to smaller miners. the burst-team pool does not penalize miners for using multiple mining PC's (On other pools if you have more than one miner and one of them submits a deadline that is higher than your current best submission, you get penalized.) All of the othr pools are based on Uray's original Burst Pool code, which had a severe bug - it would randomly not pay the miners. According to it's display miner X got paid Y Burst coins, but the transaction would never show on the blockchain and the miner would have lost their payout. Some pools claim to have fixed this, but I know there are still pools out there with the problem.
So overall, why mine at burst-team? We're known, we're trusted, we've got pool code written from the ground up for us that ensures fairness and that the miners get paid, and it's run bby the team that is developing Burst coin itself.
Thanx a lot guys uve been very helpful about the issue. id like to also know whats going to happen if my hard drive seizes up? will i be able to pick up from were i left off with a new one or is there unretrievable files i should know about and how can i back them up?
I have 50 GB on my PC (which I mining with while PC is switched on) and 400 GB on my server (which is active 24/7). 450 GB in total, it gives 20 BURST average per day.
If you eject the plotted drive, then mining process will give error and stop I guess.
I have the same problem but someone just helped me with the solution which i applied and it works.
Delete every smaller files in your plot folder and leave the one that have the biggest size. These are your unfinished plots from the past. You can find them in X:\Burst\plots\ folder.
@toshi558 If you have clicked change reward assignment once, and keep mining on that same pool forever, you do not need to click change reward assignment again. But, as soon as you want to try a different pool, you need to click it again.
in you case less free space would indicate that you have plotted successful, yes.
if you compare burst to lottery ... the more space you mine (bigger plots) is like buy more lottery lottery coupons.
so click on that 'Plot this drive', configure your plotsize and start plotting ... do not close the plotting window, until it is finished.