Saving a file "in the background" -- How?

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at
Thu Oct 30 23:21:21 CET 2014

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 5:30 PM, Virgil Stokes <vs at> wrote:
> While running a python program I need to save some of the data that is being
> created. I would like to save the data to a file on a disk according to a
> periodical schedule  (e.g. every 10 minutes). Initially, the amount of data
> is small (< 1 MB) but after sometime the amount of data can be >10MB. If a
> problem occurs during data creation, then the user should be able to start
> over from the last successfully saved data.
> For my particular application, no other file is being saved and the data
> should always replace (not be appended to) the previous data saved. It is
> important that  the data be saved without any obvious distraction to the
> user who is busy creating more data. That is, I would like to save the data
> "in the background".
> What is a good method to perform this task using Python 2.7.8 on a Win32
> platform?
> --

I've not tried this, but stackoverflow has a solution that looks like
it could work for you:

Joel Goldstick

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