I have a couple of tasks that can and should run correctly, however, most of the time they fail. Were one task should scrape over 20K lines, and it did one time, most of the time it will scape a few hundred or thousand at best. And most of the time very slow. It could take a few hours to scrape 200 lines. I have reached out to Octoparse support many times for help and the only response was he ran the same task on his enterprise account with 40 processors and it completed in a few minutes. I was using the free trial for the Standard plan. Even with a few processors the task should still complete – it should not fail after 200 lines. I also tried running on my local PC which is where I finally was able to scrape the 20K likes, but most of the time it had the same results or worse than running on the cloud.
Beware, these guys don’t or can’t support their product.
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