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Data Use Acculation for a span of time [Closed]

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:33 pm
by AZgl1500
Does Linux Mint have an accumulated Data log?
1) downloaded data used
2) uploaded data use?

I am currently on a landline DSL ISP service....

This is an Unlimited Data plan at 11 down, 1.0 up max data.

Costs me $60/month before applicable taxes.

My problem is that the reliability is the pitts.
So much so, that I am considering trying out a Satellite based service,
but at $70/month for their cheapest plan which is 2.5 times faster than what I have now,
it is hard for me to make a decision on it... because Sat service is variable depending on customer demand at any given time.... but, so is my local AT&T service, so nothing different really.

DirecTV in my area is reasonably stable, only have problems during extreme severe weather...
so nothing is perfect in our world...

Fiber cable will never, ever, be available here...

So, I need to know how much data I am using.

My ISP modem is showing me this:


Notice that they only log outages Greater Than 15 minutes

I have a separate Uptime Data Monitor program
which shows the exact time an outage occurs and how long it lasts. that has been useful in getting AT&T to do work, but they never, ever, FIX IT...
they just change parts and walk off saying "let's see how this goes"

The Uptime Data Monitor logs show continual outages all thru the day of 2 minutes 10 seconds....
2 days ago, there was 27 outages over a 24 hour period, so that totals nearly an hour of "out of service".

Re: Data Use Acculation for a span of time

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:52 pm
by xenopeek
vnstat looks promising to be useful for that, see You can install it through Software Manager.

I picked that as the best fitting suggestion—as it keeps history, which is what you need—from this list of tools you can use for network bandwidth monitoring: ... ing-tools/

Re: Data Use Acculation for a span of time

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:11 pm
by AZgl1500
Thank you for that....

called the ViaSat representative, and he has agreed to let me use his Test Station for 5 to 7 days sometime next week.

so will have two internet providers for a brief period of time.

closing this for now.

Re: Data Use Acculation for a span of time [Closed]

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:15 pm
by AZgl1500
Checked into vnstat, seems that I must have installed it a while back,
as it produced this picture tonight. This is just my personal laptop....
I need to somehow, figure out a way to get the same data for the Modem's throughput so that I can monitor 3 laptops and one desktop, plus a couple of Kindles that view NetFlix...


although, when I tried to get that picture, discovered that vnstati was not installed.
fixed that....

Thanks for the reminder, will be able to monitor how we are doing now.