Question about Droplet's daily activity and vnstat

  • Posted on December 12, 2014
  • JokohamaAsked by Jokohama

Hi, I’m new at hosting and just get my first VPS at DigitalOcean. And I have some questions :)

  1. I setup a Wordpress 1-click-install and spent last few days to config it, but I notice in Droplet’s graphs chart there are some activities while I was not using it. The time is about 6h30~7h AM GMT+7 everyday. Is this some kind of automatic ping by DigitalOcean?

  2. I get and setup vnstat to track my VPS’s bandwidth usage like a tutorial here. But somehow it didn’t work. When I call vnstat it just list everyday’s bandwidth numbers are all 1KiB. The interface is eth0. How can I fix this?


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Regarding your first question, that is most likely the apt cache being regenerated. By default, it does this once a day. You can disable this in the file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic if desired.

APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1";
APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "0";
APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "0";

Change the APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists line to 0