Counting Requests for Every Backup Plan

Problem

Your cloud storage provider sent you a monthly bill and a detailed explanation of your charges.

Storage may account for 60-70% of the entire bill.

The rest of a bill are various paid requests to a storage provider. They can be: PUT, GET, HEAD, DELETE, and other storage requests.


Solution

To have better visibility on what you consume from the storage provider’s subscription, we’ve made this setting in our Backup Agent.

  1. Open enginesettings.list file with any text editor. This file is located at:
  • For standalone Backup for Windows: C:\ProgramData\CloudBerryLab\CloudBerry Backup\enginesettings.list
  • For Backup Agent as a part of Managed Backup solution, a path depends on the name of the product with a custom name. In any case, it is located in ProgramData folder as well. Example: for the Company ABC - C:\ProgramData\Company ABC\enginesettings.list
  1. In enginesettings.list find the following parameter: <LogRequestsOnExit>false</LogRequestsOnExit>
  2. Change the parameter value to true: <LogRequestsOnExit>true</LogRequestsOnExit>
  3. Run the plan.
  4. In the Tools menu, click Diagnostic, then Open in folder.
  5. Find and open the latest modified file with .log extension (file name is your backup plan ID).
  6. In the end of the file find the following records:
2016-12-15 14:02:35,207 [SERV] [1] NOTICE - Uploaded: 2(769 KB). Deleted: 0. Failed: 0
2016-12-15 14:02:35,249 [SERV] [1] NOTICE - Request GET: success 15, failed 0
2016-12-15 14:02:35,249 [SERV] [1] NOTICE - Request PUT: success 15, failed 0
2016-12-15 14:02:35,249 [SERV] [1] NOTICE - Request HEAD: success 4, failed 0
2016-12-15 14:02:35,249 [SERV] [1] NOTICE - Request DELETE: success 15, failed 0

Now you can see how many requests have been sent.


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