Re: restart a simulation

From: Jim Phillips (
Date: Tue May 31 2011 - 15:00:23 CDT

It will rename the existing XXX.dcd file to XXX.dcd.BAK and start a new
one. If XXX.dcd.BAK already exists it will be replaced (and deleted).

You should always change outputname when continuing a simulation.


On Tue, 31 May 2011, Mao Mao wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am new to NAMD. My question is as follows.
> If I restart a simulation (which is terminated due to some reason) with the
> same outputfile name, will NAMD continue to write trajectory into the
> previous dcd file from where it is terminated or will it overwrite from the
> start?
> Thank you for all the help.
> Mao

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