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6.0mm of rain vanished this afternoon

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6.0mm of rain vanished this afternoon

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My dashboard was reading 6.0mm when I took the dogs out after lunch and when I got back it was reading 0.0mm. Weather link was registering the 6.00mm that has fallen since the early hours.

I've amended the reading using "Edit" option in Dashboard. and can see rain entries throughout the night and early morning in Jan21og.txt.
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Re: 6.0mm of rain vanished this afternoon

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Can you post the MXdiags file, there is not much to go on otherwise.

You also seem to have no daily data being plotted on your web site?

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Mark
Not sure what you mean re-my website. The seems to be being updated by MX without any issues.

Attached my MX diags
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your dayfile seems to be corrupt. just look at your mxdiag logs. it could be due to the Window 10 format settings of units perhaps. (only guessing)

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2021-01-12 16:31:57.875 LoadDayFile: Attempting to load the day file
2021-01-12 16:31:57.910 LoadDayFile: Error at line 1616 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.910 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.910 LoadDayFile: Error at line 1617 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.910 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.911 LoadDayFile: Error at line 1618 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.911 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.911 LoadDayFile: Error at line 1619 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.911 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.911 LoadDayFile: Error at line 1620 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.911 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.922 LoadDayFile: Error at line 2111 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.923 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.940 LoadDayFile: Error at line 2741 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.940 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.940 LoadDayFile: Error at line 2742 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.940 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.947 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3085 of data\dayfile.txt : Index was outside the bounds of the array.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.947 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.963 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3822 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.963 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.963 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3824 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.963 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.963 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3826 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.964 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.966 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3943 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.966 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.967 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3944 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.967 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.968 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3986 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.968 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.968 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3987 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.968 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.969 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3988 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.969 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.969 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3989 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.969 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.969 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3990 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.969 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.969 LoadDayFile: Error at line 3991 of data\dayfile.txt : Input string was not in a correct format.
2021-01-12 16:31:57.970 Please edit the file to correct the error
2021-01-12 16:31:57.970 LoadDayFile: Too many errors reading data\dayfile.txt - aborting load of daily data
2021-01-12 16:31:57.970 LoadDayFile: Loaded 3971 entries to recent daily data list
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Thanks. I must have done something yesterday to trigger, but can't think what. I'll keep an eye of things and see what happens . All is well now.
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That's a lot of Cumulus restarts!

Yes you need to look at your dayfile.

But the rain counter got reset.

12/01/21 06:45 - The station rain counter = 934.8
12/01/21 06:54 - The station rain counter = 2.6

So did you reset the annual rainfall on WeatherLink.com at that point?

Cumulus coped OK with this and reset it's internal counter to match.

Cumulus was then shutdown at 12:22 and restarted at 12:23

That is when things go wrong, it seems that MX struggles to cope if it is restarted in the same day after the station rain counter is reset.
I haven't ever looked in-depth at the rain counter code before, but I think I can see the problem and a solution to stop it happening again.

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mcrossley wrote:
Wed 13 Jan 2021 2:05 pm
That's a lot of Cumulus restarts!
THREE BIG ISSUES COMBINED MARK, MOVING FROM 'HTTP' TO 'HTTPS', MAKING A NEW AND CLEAN INSTALATION OF THE LATEST CUMULUS MX AND SETTING UP A NEW STATION (DAVIS VANTAGE VUE) AND SO HAVING TO MASTER WEATHERLINK COMBINED TO MEAN THERE WERE A LOT OF CHANGES GOING ON

Yes you need to look at your dayfile.
WILL DO

But the rain counter got reset.

12/01/21 06:45 - The station rain counter = 934.8
12/01/21 06:54 - The station rain counter = 2.6
CAN'T PIN DOWN WHAT I WAS UP TO THEN

So did you reset the annual rainfall on WeatherLink.com at that point?
NOT INTENTIONALLY
Cumulus coped OK with this and reset it's internal counter to match.

Cumulus was then shutdown at 12:22 and restarted at 12:23
THAT WAS THE POINT, I THINK WHERE I DISCOVERED THAT MY NEW VERSION OF CULUMUS DIDN'T HAVE REALTIME.TXT AND i HAD TO PROMPT IT THROUGH THE SETTINGS TO CREATE IT

That is when things go wrong, it seems that MX struggles to cope if it is restarted in the same day after the station rain counter is reset.
I haven't ever looked in-depth at the rain counter code before, but I think I can see the problem and a solution to stop it happening again.
EVERYTHING SEEMS OK NOW THE ONLY ISSUE I AM HAVE IS COSMETIC REALLY - GETTING SIGNATURE BANNER TO UPDATE!

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!


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No problem, at least it highlighted a bug that needed fixing :lol:

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