Duration of bandwidth analysis

Chimeara
Chimeara Member Posts: 10
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Once bandwidth analysis is selected how long will it run for, is there a maximum time?

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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    @Chimeara thanks for your follow-up. This feature is designed for an on demand test until complete. I guess a few minutes depending on the number of devices. It's not designed for use over a longer period of time. Perhaps, you could ask on the community for advice from others on the best tool for ongoing monitoring of bandwidth? 

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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Hi @Chimeara bandwidth analysis is only run on demand until it is complete. We do not do continious bandwidth analysis because this feature requires re-routing traffic through the box temporarily to count packets and we don't want to create any slow downs! Typically some firewalls routing all the traffic can slow down the network. Let me know if that is clear! Cheers

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  • Chimeara
    Chimeara Member Posts: 10
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    edited September 28, 2019 #4
    Hi @Violet what is meant by until its complete? I am trying to run the analysis for a 24 hour period but it seems to terminate after about 15 minutes as the traffic count stops at that stage. I am not worried about it slowing down as we have a leak that we can't trace using about 50Gb a day. I bought the Fing box hoping that it would help solve this problem. The loss is not caused by somebody downloading data, so I am trying to monitor the IOT devices managing our solar systems. I can't use standard software such as PRTG/Solarwinds as the devices are dumb regarding any network management protocols.