Can I pause the extraction process? Will Octoparse pick up from where it stops?
No, the extraction cannot be paused. Once you stop the extraction and restart it, it will start over again.
But in the following two situations, you are able to let Octoparse start from where it stops.
1. If you are scraping from multiple pages, you can check which page you stop at and replace the starting URL with that page URL. In this way, Octoparse can continue to scrape the following pages.
2. If you have enabled Incremental Extraction, then Octoparse will skip the links it has scraped before and only scrape the links left when you start the task again. Incremental extraction is only available on cloud extraction.