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I am using Debian wheezy. I am using a limited connection for Internet with 2.5 GB data limit. So I shouldn't use Internet beyond that limit. are there any available data monitors which can do me such functionality.

Thank you.

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I use vnstatd. It is a daemon that runs in the background and periodically polls your network interface and records the amount of data transmitted or received . This is stored in a database. The vnstat command lets you view bandwidth consumption broken down by day or month (very useful if your bandwidth allotment is monthly).

Debian has a vnstat package which I believe contains vnstatd.

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  • I'm not familiar with Debian, so I couldn't tell you how to start it at boot, unless you are using systemd instead of the default init system. – wingedsubmariner Nov 2 '13 at 3:38
  • its a deamon right ? I think its a autostart – rɑːdʒɑ Nov 2 '13 at 3:40

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