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I want to collect bandwidth usage statistics on my linux server. What I want to do, is to write a function (probably will use php exec) that will return the number of bytes, and then store it in DB.

I had tried several methods, but all return complex data. Is there a method to get simple bandwidth usage in bytes for the server. I don't need to know which ip or service using it.
I need only in going and out going usage.

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    Use ifconfig command for TX and RX bytes. – Ipor Sircer Jun 21 '18 at 16:09
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See if this will work for you.

This will list the received bytes for eth0

ifconfig eth0 | grep 'RX b' | sed 's/:/ /g' | awk '{print $3}'

This will list the sent bytes for eth0

ifconfig eth0 | grep 'RX b' | sed 's/:/ /g' | awk '{print $8}'

If you need for other interfaces you can change the name.

  • This is great, but it gives me the total transmitted. Is there a way to get current transmitted on total over the last X time? Or the only way is to get delta over time? – matisa Jun 21 '18 at 17:02
  • The amount of data per second must bae implemented at the level of the visualization program : grafana have a derivative function. – MUY Belgium Jun 21 '18 at 17:21

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