My Droplet stopped reporting CPU/memory/bandwidth usage to DO for 20+ minutes, is that normal?

March 16, 2015 573 views
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I'm a VPS newbie running a LEMP stack with very low traffic. I'm curious if this is a normal glitch with DO's graph page, or where I can look at maybe a log file to understand what (if anything) happened.

Looking at the graph for my droplet I see the CPU/memory/bandwidth usage is reported each minute, but there was a break for about 21 minutes tonight where there was no reporting at all for CPU or memory and only 1 report for bandwidth usage (0/0). At the end of this blank period there was a spike of outgoing bandwidth higher than anything else today. My VPS usually averages around 0.01 Mbps outgoing but this spike was 0.54Mbps just for that one poll and then went back to normal.

I thought maybe it was DOs automated backup, but that has not happened yet.

1 Answer

There are two reasons that your droplet's graphs may show a gap like this:

1.) The droplet was powered off or unresponsive. If this is the case there would be other symptoms and the graphs would likely be the least of the problems.

2.) There was an issue on our end between the hypervisor and the graphs system. In this case there is no reason to believe there is any issue with your droplet and it should not be a cause for concern.

If there is no evidence in your log files and you didn't experience any other problems with your droplet I would not be concerned about this.

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