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Daily Rain in Dayfile and Monthly Log file

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Daily Rain in Dayfile and Monthly Log file

Postby PaulMy » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:20 pm

I am still experimenting with WiFiLogger and CumulusMX. Recently it has been much more stable and no crashes for 5 days. What I have noticed is that there may be an access to the modem issue with my computer and possibly WiFiLogger when the crashes occurred as well as having the WiFiLogger Real Time data screen open i.e. running IP 192.168.0.25. I have now closed 192.168.0.25 and not an issue with running CumulusMX.

However, now looking at the incorrect rain that MX is showing. I have noticed that in the dayfile.txt CumulusMX shows the total rainfall counter and Cumulus1 shows the day's rain amount. below is an extract of the dayfile from June 30 for both CU1 and MX

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CU1 Dayfile VP2 Pro with USB/Envoy - last column = TotalRainfall
30/06/2018   27.8   186   18:24   20.1   5:10   33.5   13:45   1011.96   21:04   1014.67   12:57   0   0:00   0
01/07/2018   32.1   200   17:49   19.4   5:55   32.2   15:22   1011.04   20:12   1015.01   9:15   0   0:00   0
02/07/2018   23.5   314   16:41   18.2   23:59   31.2   14:06   1010.94   3:23   1018.66   23:58   0   0:00   0.2
03/07/2018   27.8   161   11:56   14   5:12   31.8   15:39   1018.56   0:47   1022.83   10:56   0   0:00   0
04/07/2018   21.4   175   16:37   19.2   3:03   33.7   15:20   1020.73   18:16   1023.71   8:20   0   0:00   0
05/07/2018   29.9   190   13:41   21.8   5:40   32.4   13:08   1015.99   18:28   1021.85   0:00   33.6   17:51   4.6
06/07/2018   34.2   320   18:11   12.3   23:49   23.5   14:01   1019.1   0:00   1026.82   23:59   0   0:00   0
07/07/2018   21.4   29   12:01   8.6   6:28   26.4   15:46   1025.2   19:09   1029.16   9:45   0   0:00   0
08/07/2018   23.5   178   16:22   10.6   5:21   28.1   15:21   1022.42   23:41   1026.62   8:31   0   0:00   0
09/07/2018   27.8   183   15:27   11.5   5:47   30.4   14:08   1016.09   23:56   1022.9   2:43   0   0:00   0
10/07/2018   29.9   289   18:33   16.4   23:55   28.2   13:25   1014.57   17:21   1016.73   23:59   0   0:00   0
11/07/2018   23.5   207   12:35   12.1   5:58   27.9   14:35   1016.66   1:05   1020.19   23:30   0   0:00   0
12/07/2018   25.7   156   16:51   13.6   4:01   28.3   14:15   1020.12   0:00   1023.07   12:17   0   0:00   0
13/07/2018   27.8   199   16:49   14.3   6:26   29.6   16:15   1016.43   21:13   1021.34   1:12   14.8   14:03   0.6
14/07/2018   19.3   178   17:04   17.4   5:56   26.1   17:21   1014.06   19:28   1017.78   0:07   26.4   13:33   2
15/07/2018   12.9   333   12:51   18.1   6:22   31.9   16:20   1011.75   18:35   1015.41   0:00   0   0:00   0
16/07/2018   27.8   196   14:00   20.3   4:42   32.3   14:55   1007.86   16:02   1012.87   0:08   50.6   16:38   11
17/07/2018   32.1   292   19:39   15.1   23:51   25.4   12:59   1008.94   0:49   1015.82   23:54   0   0:00   0.2
18/07/2018   23.5   15   14:44   12.5   6:23   25.7   13:53   1015.78   0:00   1018.26   11:53   0   0:00   0
19/07/2018   23.5   188   12:52   10.2   6:17   26.4   12:34   1014.6   23:32   1018.56   9:15   0   0:00   0
20/07/2018   47.1   226   15:45   15.4   0:00   27.8   15:02   1008.1   20:38   1014.84   0:06   60   15:50   3.6
21/07/2018   34.2   175   17:01   20.5   13:08   25.7   17:29   1006.98   4:44   1009.11   22:05   0.8   13:04   0.4
22/07/2018   25.7   48   6:01   15.5   11:33   21.4   0:00   1006.84   13:10   1010.26   22:15   11.2   12:01   15.8
23/07/2018   34.2   182   23:27   16.2   0:00   28.1   16:35   1009.28   4:06   1012.91   23:34   40.4   23:43   3.8
24/07/2018   36.4   190   12:33   18.3   3:56   26.4   17:30   1010.74   18:48   1013.21   12:26   1152   14:44   24.6
25/07/2018   23.5   168   14:29   17.2   23:56   28.2   15:18   1010.54   19:29   1012.36   12:41   0   0:00   0
26/07/2018   32.1   227   12:53   15.4   4:23   28.1   13:24   1007.69   15:01   1010.91   0:05   160   18:54   23.8
27/07/2018   32.1   279   19:48   13.3   6:11   24.2   16:37   1010.26   2:47   1014.63   22:10   1440   20:19   6
28/07/2018   27.8   0   19:03   13.3   6:06   23.8   16:10   1014.09   1:20   1018.16   22:29   0   0:00   0
29/07/2018   38.6   198   12:53   12.9   6:18   24.9   12:00   1017.07   18:45   1018.93   4:47   37.6   13:52   6.2
                                          
MX Dayfile    VP2 Pro with WiFiLogger - last column = TotalRainfall
30/06/2018   19.3   186   18:24   20.1   5:10   33.5   13:45   1013.95   0:00   1013.95   0:00   0   0:00   0
01/07/2018   22.5   183   17:49   19.4   5:56   32.2   15:21   1013.95   0:00   1013.95   7:30   0   0:00   337
02/07/2018   16.1   332   16:41   18.2   23:59   31.2   14:06   1013.95   0:00   1013.95   0:00   0   0:00   337.4
03/07/2018   19.3   34   11:56   14   5:12   31.8   15:39   1013.95   0:00   1013.95   0:00   0   0:00   337.2
04/07/2018   14.5   174   16:37   20.5   0:09   33.7   15:20   1013.95   0:00   1013.95   17:25   0   0:00   0
05/07/2018   20.9   187   13:41   21.8   5:40   32.4   13:08   992.48   12:35   1021.74   23:59   18.2   14:07   340.2
06/07/2018   24.1   326   18:11   12.3   23:49   23.5   14:01   1021.71   0:01   1028.72   23:20   0   0:00   340.2
07/07/2018   14.5   37   12:01   8.6   6:28   24.3   11:49   1028.18   4:18   1030.68   9:57   0   0:00   340.2
08/07/2018   16.1   196   16:22   10.6   5:21   28.1   15:21   1024.31   23:09   1030.11   0:00   0   0:00   340.2
09/07/2018   12.9   187   18:50   11.8   6:35   29   18:43   1018.12   19:28   1024.86   2:44   0   0:00   340.2
10/07/2018   20.9   293   18:33   16.4   23:55   28.2   13:25   1016.7   17:46   1018.83   23:59   0   0:00   340.2
11/07/2018   16.1   360   12:40   13.2   3:29   27.8   14:35   1018.63   2:39   1022.05   23:30   0   0:00   0
12/07/2018   17.7   143   16:52   14.2   2:05   28.3   14:15   1022.01   0:00   1025.26   12:20   0   0:00   340.2
13/07/2018   0   0   0:00   21.9   0:00   21.9   0:00   1022.93   0:00   1022.93   0:00   0   0:00   0
14/07/2018   12.9   178   17:04   0   9:06   26.1   17:24   0   9:06   1019.71   10:05   16.4   13:34   2.6
15/07/2018   9.7   315   12:58   18.1   6:23   31.9   16:20   1014.05   18:58   1017.54   0:00   0   0:00   0
16/07/2018   19.3   192   14:01   20.3   4:44   32.3   14:55   1010.63   16:03   1015.34   0:03   28.4   19:05   353.8
17/07/2018   22.5   345   19:39   15.1   23:53   25.4   12:59   1011.55   0:44   1017.78   23:58   0   0:00   354.2
18/07/2018   16.1   8   14:44   12.5   6:24   25.7   13:54   1017.71   0:00   1020.29   11:49   0   0:00   354
19/07/2018   16.1   202   12:54   10.2   6:18   26.4   13:00   1016.46   23:33   1020.29   9:19   0   0:00   0
20/07/2018   33.8   142   15:45   15.4   0:00   27.8   15:03   1010.3   20:39   1016.8   0:09   60   15:50   357.6
21/07/2018   24.1   22   17:00   20.5   13:09   25.7   17:30   1009.28   4:40   1011.51   22:03   0.8   13:04   0.4
22/07/2018   17.7   45   6:05   15.5   11:34   21.4   0:03   1008.94   13:20   1012.26   22:15   11.2   12:03   15.8
23/07/2018   24.1   180   23:29   16.2   0:00   28.1   16:35   1011.18   3:58   1015.27   23:34   27   23:44   377.6
24/07/2018   25.7   180   12:35   18.4   3:48   26.4   17:30   1013.28   17:55   1015.58   12:25   1152   14:44   426.8
25/07/2018   16.1   315   14:30   17.2   23:59   28.1   14:14   1013   18:44   1014.87   12:33   0   0:00   402.2
26/07/2018   22.5   225   12:55   15.4   5:35   28.1   13:27   1009.96   17:19   1013.34   0:04   160   18:54   426
27/07/2018   22.5   292   19:50   13.3   6:11   24.2   16:38   1012.46   2:55   1016.63   22:38   1440   20:19   439
28/07/2018   14.5   360   11:40   13.4   6:05   23.7   16:10   1016.05   1:21   1019.98   22:20   0   0:00   439
29/07/2018   27.4   202   12:56   12.9   6:19   24.8   11:59   1019.13   18:44   1020.69   13:34   33.8   13:54   445.2


Also noticed in the Jul18log file at the midnight rollover the "Rainfall so far" goes to 0 at 00:00 and returns to the valid rate sometime later (using 5 min interval)
26/07/18 26:00 0
26/07/18 04:20 402.2
26/07/18 16:30 0
26/07/18 16:35 402.2
27/07/18 00:00 0
27/07/18 01:30 426.0
27/07/18 18:05 0
27/07/18 18:10 426.0
28/07/18 00:00 0
28/07/18 02:00 439.0
29/07/18 00:00 0
29/07/18 00:20 439.0
30/07/18 00:00 0
30/07/18 05:20 445.0

All other data appears to be valid.

Attached is the current MXdiags
There still appear a lot of Data input appears to have stopped messages and perhaps this is the cause of the incorrect data being written.

Enjoy,
Paul

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Re: Daily Rain in Dayfile and Monthly Log file

Postby steve » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:40 pm

It looks like MX is getting zero for the rainfall counter at times and is thus resetting it, which results in the total rain count being used for the day once the counter returns to the correct value. From the 'data stopped' messages, MX is clearly having trouble communicating with the logger. You don't seem to have attached the MX diags file?
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Re: Daily Rain in Dayfile and Monthly Log file

Postby PaulMy » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:23 pm

:oops: now attached

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Re: Daily Rain in Dayfile and Monthly Log file

Postby steve » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:06 pm

You seem to have a severe communications issue with the logger, MX goes for long periods without receiving any data, sometimes the data it receives is truncated, and sometimes it appears that the data contains incorrect values (although this may simply be an issue related to the communication problems).

Do you have two stations? I'm just trying to understand how the communication works.
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Re: Daily Rain in Dayfile and Monthly Log file

Postby PaulMy » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:47 pm

Thanks Steve.

I don't want to belabour this as I now have some basic understanding of what Cumulus expects and what WiFiLogger does, but didn't quite understand the rain issue. To answer your question;

I have one VP2 Plus ISS set as station 1.
I have the Envoy receiving from station 1 and with USB logger connected to Cumulus 1 and that works flawless.

I have a Vue console also receiving from station 1 and with the new WiFiLogger installed. The logger is WiFi connected to the router as IP 192.168.0.25 and through that IP address I have full access to the WiFiLogger's settings. This logger has built in settings to uploads to WU, WOW, PWS, CWOP, WL, AWEKAS, WE, and can do FTP of the logger's data. I have set all these uploads at a 5 min interval. This logger also has an auto pause function so that other programs set as TCP/IP can access the logger, and that is how I have set CumulusMX - TCP/IP Settings: IP address 192.168.0.25, TCP Port 22222, Disconnect period 20.

From the WiFiLogger developer:
Auto Pause - it sense that 3-rd software client was connected and stay connected. In Cumulus you have option to make a connection window "DISCON PERIOD". When PAUSE = BLOCKADE will be remove (Cumulus disconnection) then queue of WiFiLogger duty will be executed. If FTP will take more than 15s. Then Cumulus won't get control until all WiFiLogger duty will be done. Cumulus can show you error, because of FTP to long time, or other uploads to long communication . 15-20s without FTP is very ok.

I have not tried this yet, but using Cumulus and the WiFiLogger similar to the WeatherlinkIP logger (only uploading to Weatherlink.com and none of the other features) may have less issues.

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Re: Daily Rain in Dayfile and Monthly Log file

Postby steve » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:12 am

If you turn on debug logging and data logging, there may something logged which will help work out exactly what's going on.
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Re: Daily Rain in Dayfile and Monthly Log file

Postby PaulMy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:11 pm

I have turned on Debug and Data logging and have attached the MXdiags.
Found that it starts the logging immediately after changing the settings, and turns off when stopping and restarting CumulusMX, therefore 2 files.

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Re: Daily Rain in Dayfile and Monthly Log file

Postby steve » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:23 pm

It stops receiving LOOP data after between 10 and 20 packets (there should be 50 each time). One thing I notice is that you appear to have the option set to force the barometer to update more frequently - this shouldn't be required and may be causing issues. I don't think it will help, but you should turn that off just in case.
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Re: Daily Rain in Dayfile and Monthly Log file

Postby PaulMy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:40 pm

I have turned off the barometer update.

In looking at the dashboard Last station update time it was mostly in sync with the computer time (within 2 - 4 sec) except that once a minute it would be just over 20 seconds and that would be the 20-sec disconnect I have it set as. And also about every 5 min the Last station update time would not change for about 2:40 min which I believe is the time WiFiLogger was taking to do the 5-min uploads and FTP and I am sure this is the major reason causing the CumulusMX issues.

I then tested WiFiLogger by disable all the uploads and FTP except WL (which can't be disconnected) and this way the CumulusMX Last station update was in sync with the computer time except for each 20 min disconnect period. This is likely the ideal way to use WiFiLogger with third party software (similar as WeatherlinkIP but as being wireless the console can be most anywhere where one wants).

I am now again doing all the WiFiLogger updates except FTP (5 day full logger raw data) and the CumulusMX Last station update is still in sync with the computer time except for the 20-sec disconnect periods. I don't see any *** Data input appears to have stopped messages in the MXdiags.

One question, is the lines in the MXdiags
2018-07-31 15:22:25.157 Data 1:
to
2018-07-31 15:23:00.080 Data 20:
the number of packets you referred to as should be 50? I see this is mostly from 1 to 20 with occasional less than 20, but never more than 20.

The Jul18log.txt has the correct Rainfall counter for today so far and unless this goes wonky again maybe the MX dashboard and data screens will have the correct rain data after midnight!?!

Current MXdiags attached if you wanted to take a look. It covers the periods where the WiFiLogger had the uploads disabled and also periods where Debug and Data logging was checked and unchecked.

Again thank you for taking a look,
Paul
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Re: Daily Rain in Dayfile and Monthly Log file

Postby steve » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:46 pm

Having checked the code, I see it asks for 20 packets if the barometer forcing is on, otherwise 50.
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