Today I started to build the entire solution I am working on (it takes about 5 hours to complete) and after approx. 3 hours I had to leave. Without having the possibility of pausing the operation and because I don’t want to transport my laptop while it is powered on I’ve done a crazy thing: put Windows in hibernate mode.
Hibernate is a Windows function that saves the entire RAM memory on the hard drive and powers off the computer. When the computer is powered on the session is restored.
I’ve done this [put windows in hibernate] many times but never while compiling. Guess what? It worked like a charm – the build process continued as nothing happened.