How long does Tomato track usage?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by glen4cindy, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. glen4cindy

    glen4cindy Addicted to LI Member

    Tomato has been tracking usage since December, 08.

    Even when rebooting or power-cycling, this usage remains.

    How long can this continue? In Status-Overview, I get this:

    Name WRT54G
    Model Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL

    Time Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:56:16 -0700
    Uptime 10 days, 07:37:04
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00
    Total / Free Memory 14.19 MB / 4,072.00 KB (28.03%)

    Is this Free Memory number being taken up by this usage information? If so, how do I get rid of this without having to set everything up again? I have several entries in my Port Forwarding mainly due to having several machines I like to gain access to from outside my network using UltraVNC.

    If I only have 28% free memory, how long will that last? Or is it that all the settings and such that I have loaded are using alot of this memory?

    I have nothing special, save the Port Forwarding. No scripts or anything like that.

  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    "Tomato has been tracking usage since December, 08."

    What exactly do you mean by this?

    As far as free memory availability, you will probably get a more realistic view by going into Administration/Debugging and turning on "Count cache memory as free memory".

  3. glen4cindy

    glen4cindy Addicted to LI Member

    Bandwidth Monitoring, Monthly shows usage since December '08.

    Does this take alot of memory, and do I need to worry about it and clear it sometime?

  4. jan.n

    jan.n LI Guru Member

    In my case, the rstats files are tiny: between 500 and 600 byte.
    IMHO you don't need to worry about them.
  5. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    from my experience, bandwidth stats last for around 2 years. i lost my stats from january '07 earlier this year and a month kept disappearing until bandwidth stopped working at all in may :D.
  6. rizsher

    rizsher Network Guru Member

    You could have your bandwidth data stored in a CIFS share, and thereby move it away from your router's memory. Havign said that, my router shows monthyl b/width back to April 2008, but the datafile is only 1102 bytes on the CIFS folder, so, it wouldn't really hog all that much memory even if it resided on the router.
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