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Do monthly traffic limits apply when migrating?

There are monthly traffic limits for various plans. I would expect to eat up most of that limit when doing a migration from the old site (which is hosted by a provider other than Digital Ocean) onto a new droplet. Does this initial migration count against the monthly traffic limit?

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All the traffic on server is counted within the limit. At this point, however, because DigitalOcean does not provide the user with a way to see their bandwidth usage, users are not billed for their bandwidth usage if they go over the bandwidth limit.