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    mysterious bandwidth usage on UK host

    I have a hosting agreement with a hosting company based in the UK.

    Recently, 6GB (gigabytes) of data has been going out on certain days.

    I know this from an server-based admin report section provided by the hosting company.

    I know for a fact that this has not been from myself.

    What could be the cause of this?

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    Is this a dedicated server or shared hosting? That's alot of data to be going out especially in one day. I would ask to see the web server log files.
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    does your host do automated backups ?
    resistance is...

    MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)

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    it is dedicated

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    i have remote access, is there somewhere i could look for the logs???

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    even if you have a dedicated server your host or CP may automatically do backups for you? its just a guess BTW ..

    /var/log is a good place to mooch around
    resistance is...

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    its running Win Server 2003

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    Ahhh Windows.

    How do you remotely access it? Are you doing a remote desktop?

    Here is an article on setting things up to log activity

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...ac4b168e0.mspx
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