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VMBU Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage - SOLVED

Wheel_nut
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VMBU Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage - SOLVED

I started a major update of my Linux (Ubuntu) Laptop just after midnight last night and this morning, VMBU is reporting 339MB of Paid For usage on Saturday. VMBU is reporting a paltry 13MB of Free usage for Saturday.
It really doesn't matter to me because I have plenty of usage allowance but it is WRONG nevertheless.
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Re: VMBY Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage

I am not sure which bit you are complaining about but I reported an equally odd occurrence
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I started downloading the standalone installer for Vista SP2 64 bit (591MB) at about 11.00pm and when I left the computer it was showing about 4 hours to complete.
Looking at my usage it doesn't match which means first that a lot of the usage was unrecorded and also the part before midnight seems a bit high
I was assured that it matched the CBC recorded usage
Wheel_nut
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Re: VMBY Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage

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I am not sure which bit you are complaining about but I reported an equally odd occurrence

It is the Paid For usage that is wrong. Indeed, I think that the figures are reversed.
Sorry OJ, I didn't see your post. Smiley
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Re: VMBU Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage

You wouldn't - it was in the moderator area  Embarrassed
Wheel_nut
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Re: VMBU Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage

Not funny any more! It is now reporting 699MB of Peak usage for Saturday.  Normal usage is ~ 30MB per day.

Edit: Could this be connected with my setting an arbitrary Data Transfer Watch limit?
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Re: VMBU Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage

I am sure you have got it correctly secured but if you use wireless has someone tapped into it
Wheel_nut
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Re: VMBU Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage

On further investigation, it appears that:
a) The Linux update used the extravagant usage of 8MB!
b) The Vista Laptop treated itself to two downloads:
        330MB at around 13:00 hrs on Saturday
        340MB at around 18:00 hrs on Saturday
This doesn't tie in with the Vista updates record so it is still a mystery to me. However, I am now certain that the PlusNet VMBU reporting is correct and I apologise for doubting its accuracy
p,s. Yes, Wireless is well secured.
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Re: VMBU Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage - SOLVED

an thats why i have my auto update to just notify me of new updates and not to download with out my say so
how do you know windows update used that amount and dosent tie in with the update logs?
the amounts of usage look like its sp 2
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Re: VMBU Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage - SOLVED

From the size and assuming you are using Vista 32 bit it could be sevice pack 2 downloaded twice
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Re: VMBU Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage - SOLVED

AD and OJ,
I was expecting the download time to tie up with the update time or precede it but the update time (see screenshots) are timed BEFORE the downloads occurred.
Yes, it does appear that the SP2 update was downloaded twice and this ties up with my Netmeter logs.
I can see why Linux has such a strong following. In contrast. my UBUNTU Laptop used 13MB to bring it up to date, not having used it for about 3 months.
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Re: VMBU Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage - SOLVED

net limiter 2 that i run dosent seem to record data at the right times.
i think mines 10 or so minutes quick or late. can not remember as been on unlimited since feb so dont watch it like hawk any more
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Re: VMBU Error - Reporting Free usage as Peak usage - SOLVED

Sorry, I should have explained. I got the hourly download data by raising a Ticket. Netmeter doesn't report below daily usage.
Usage Details
Hour Upload (MB) Downloaded (MB)0 0.14 0.91
1 1.28 8.14
2 0.70 2.11
3 0.00 0.00
4 0.00 0.00
5 0.00 0.01
6 0.00 0.01
7 0.00 0.01
8 0.00 0.00
9 0.00 0.01
10 0.02 0.01
11 0.38 1.36
12 1.80 58.89
13 4.17 271.82
14 0.03 0.04
15 0.12 0.22
16 1.30 6.03
17 2.25 18.09
18 5.89 322.63
19 0.11 0.22
20 0.70 2.86
21 0.17 0.09
22 0.01 0.02
23 0.00 0.01
Edit: Sunday night (00:28 Monday morning). I have noticed that despite the two downloads of SP2, my system is still showing level at SP1. Have started download process again! What a load of grungeware....