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MXDiags always on, sometimes adding 2-3 GB per day

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MXDiags always on, sometimes adding 2-3 GB per day

Post by b.e.wilson » Sun 07 Oct 2018 3:58 pm

I have this trouble with the MXDiags folder. It keeps filling up, though I have the setting to use them turned off. And sometimes, maybe once a week, it fills with a huge amount of information.

I attached my expurgated cumulus.ini file (named Cumulus.txt). Maybe there is a setting I missed.

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Re: MXDiags always on, sometimes adding 2-3 GB per day

Post by steve » Sun 07 Oct 2018 4:45 pm

I inadvertently made the uploading of realtimegauges.txt default, without regard for whether uploading to a web site is configured. If you don’t have an ftp server configured this will cause an error to be logged every few seconds. If this is the cause,you can turn it off in the internet settings.
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Re: MXDiags always on, sometimes adding 2-3 GB per day

Post by b.e.wilson » Sun 07 Oct 2018 5:03 pm

Hmmm. I have an FTP server, and it's updating the files okay.
I reinstalled the software files, trying to see if it was a corrupted file somewhere causing my difficulty, but the behavior was the same.

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Re: MXDiags always on, sometimes adding 2-3 GB per dayiles

Post by steve » Sun 07 Oct 2018 5:11 pm

Then the best thing to do would be to look at the diags file to see what is being logged frequently.

Note that the there is no setting to turn off use of the diags files, you have presumably turned off something else.
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Re: MXDiags always on, sometimes adding 2-3 GB per day

Post by b.e.wilson » Sun 07 Oct 2018 8:14 pm

Oh, I thought that was a switch in the ini file.

Must be a usb problem. Of some kind. Probably not worth solving. The city put in a station down the road from mine.

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