CIFS Bandwidth Monitoring ...

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by pharma, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    I have enabled CIFS to store Bandwidth info on my HD. Just wondering what editors or tools people are using to view the compressed info in a Windows XP environment?

  2. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Under Bandwidth Monitoring, there are also options for Saving or Restoring. Trying out some of these features, I attempted to Restore from a rstats backup file using the Browse button to find the file and received the following error as it was saving:

    Error Reading File

    The file path was E:\Router\tomato_rstats_0014bf204295.gz

    Has this happened to anyone else?

  3. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    I had a similar question before...

    I dont think it was answered on how to access the data in the .gz files to do some sort of meaningful reporting under a host operating system like XP. still looking for an answer on this myself.... :rolleyes:
  4. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    the falie can be opened with winrar, to reveal a compressed file tomato_rstat_xxxxxxxxxxx, which is then unknown to anything standard in XP.

    Maybe Jon, can help us with what to use to read it from there.
  5. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    I read a few more threads and now have a better understanding what this feature is supposed to do and it does it extremely well -- protecting my bandwidth data from router power outages/reboots.

    To create text Bandwidth reports which I can read/modify/store, I've found I can manually copy Bandwidth info from the Daily Wan - Usage page and paste it into Excel. With the current CIFS functionality in the firmware to backup/restore data if a power outage , I figure doing this every month or so will allow me to track Bandwidth usage over time in some pretty detailed Excel reports/graphs. :)

  6. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    hmmm copy and paste is certainly an option, but it would be very nice if there was a "save bandwidth logs as CSV" button or something like that to make the process a little more reliable. I don't know how difficult this would be to add, but I imagine it would be fairly trivial since all the data is already being presented to the web GUI.
  7. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    If copying & pasting isn't your cup of tea, another option currently built-in is to right-click and convert to Adobe PDF. This will automatically create a PDF with whatever data is on the page, but requires access to Adobe Acrobat. While not everyone may want PDF files, the same is going be true with CSV files or any other file format.

    Since there are options available to save the data, I'd give this "very low priority" to help keep the firmware "bloat" to a minimum. :)
  8. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    true, true. bloat is the enemy.:tongue:
  9. tstrike2000

    tstrike2000 Network Guru Member

    Is there a way to convert and open up the saved bandwidth information to view the history in a webpage separately instead of going into the router page itself?
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