So to start off I’m using ruTorrent on a seedbox and I noticed that in the torrent client when I remove a torrent (the torrent not the file that was leeched) and then add the torrent back to the client it redownloads the whole file all over again as if I don’t already have it downloaded.
To clarify, uploading say the linux mint iso torrent to the client causes it to leech the iso file and place it into a folder. Then the client starts seeding the torrent. But if I right click on the torrent in the client and delete it without deleting the linux mint iso file it created (so now I only have the completed file and the client is no longer seeding the torrent) then reupload the torrent, instead of seeing that I have the file already downloaded and proceeding to seed the torrent, it redownloads the iso file as if the file is not there. Is this normal behavior or is there a way to correct this?
One extra thing to note is that I have the client set to download in one folder (~/rutorrent) then place the completed file into another folder (~/rutorrent/completed). Could this be my problem?
I ask because I’m moving to a different seedbox provider in a few weeks and when I do it I’ll need to transfer my currently seeding torrents over to the new seedbox. But with this odd behavior I’ll need to redownload the seeding torrents which will screw up my ratios. (most of the torrents are from a private tracker so my ratio matters because having to redownload a 30gb file means that I’ll have to seed 60gb instead of 30gb which adds up very quickly)