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Can I make my server automatically suspend if it hits the bandwidth limit?

  • Posted February 16, 2013

I’m concerned about the costs of going over the limit. Is there a way to automatically suspend my server and send me an email if it hits the monthly bandwidth limit?

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Here is a script i wrote (you need vnstat and bc installed) which turns off your droplet once u hit 999 GB traffic in the current month: <br> <br>http://pastebin.com/2vXMBaSi

The solution with vnstat is great (you can install it from epel-repo with yum automatically) and setup cron to send you an email on daily/weekly basis. <br> <br>Another solution is to setup some monitoring for current network bandwidth and get a notification when you hit some peak (even thought I do not suggest this solution). <br> <br>You’d better go with vnstat.

We’re going to be adding alerts in the future after we introduce stats so you’ll be able to configure that.

Install vnstat, monitor its logs and once it hits 900gb on combined transfer make it send you and email.