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How can I know how much traffic was used by my droplet during a month?

How can I know how much traffic was used by my droplet during a month?


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Please tell me if this is an accurate paraphrasing of the answer from @ryanpq: You can’t know your bandwidth unless it goes over the limit for one of your droplets, and even then you have to guess which droplet went over.

Anyway, my billing section says nothing about bandwidth.

Don’t mean to be snarky. I’d earnestly like to know how close I am to my limit.

Bandwidth use is tracked across your whole account rather than on an individual droplet basis. In the billing section of the control panel here you can find your account’s used bandwidth for the current billing period.

Bandwidth billing will pool the total bandwidth limit of all your droplets so if for example:

  • You have 2 1GB droplets with 1TB bandwidth limits.
  • Your account bandwidth limit is set to 2TB as long as these droplets exist for the full month. If you were to delete one of them on the 15th of the month your bandwidth pool for that month would end up being 1.5TB total.
  • With two droplets, if one were to use 1.5TB and the other used 5GB you would not be over your bandwdith limit even though one of your droplets with a 1TB limit used 1.5TB.