DSperber Posted August 12, 2014 Share Posted August 12, 2014 I want to log only "UPS battery power" over time, which is represented by the File -> Preferences -> Logging -> Power Values -> Battery checkbox item. I plan on replacing my video card with a much lower power card (at modest reduction in graphics performance) and want to see how much savings in electricity this has bought me as the machine is on 24/7. So I unchecked everything in the Logging list except for that Battery item, and then checked the "Log sensor readings to HTML log file" and hit APPLY. I don't know how often individual lines are supposed to be added to whatever HTML output is produced, but it appears that in one of the two HTML outputs a single line with the power wattage value is generated every 4 seconds (i.e. 15 times per minute, meaning 15 lines per group), which is my OSD update frequency. This would be meaningful and informative if there were actually a date/time value also generated next to the power wattage value... BUT THERE IS NOT! So there is no way at all to tell what the "raw" output items are, in terms of the date/time of that 4-second value. Then, there is a second HTML output produced which appears to show a minimum and maximum value for the power wattage. However although I assume this HTML file starts when I push APPLY with the LOG checkbox checked, and closes when I push APPLY with the LOG checkbox un-checked some minutes later, the content of the HTML file does not seem to indicate the date/time range during which this logging was taking place. It's not clear whether I should see additional lines in that second HTML output (say one line for each minute?) or what? There's certainly nothing in that second HTML file reflecting the ending time when I turned off the experimental logging activity, to see what I got. So, my questions are simple: what am I expected to see if I leave logging on for 8 hours, with my OSD update frequency of 4 seconds? I assume I'm supposed to be seeing something useful and helpful and informative, but so far I don't. Instead, no matter how long I keep logging on before turning it off, I see two sets of two HTML files (LOG and STAT), with file name suffixes suggesting the date/time at which the files were opened. The second set of two files is apparently created one minute after the first set of two files, and is eventually closed when I stop the logging function. But the contents of these sets is truly worthless, in my opinion. What am I doing wrong??? I'm attaching a sample of the two sets of HTML files (i.e. the two aforementioned sets of LOG/STAT HTML files) from a sample 5-minute logging period. Note that the second set of two files has a file time of 04:09:32AM, matching the fact that I turned off logging five minutes after I turned it on (back at 04:04:44AM, which is built into the file name). So this second set of HTML files is supposed to convey information for the five minute period during which logging was active. Why was there the first set of HTML files also generated, with a file name including the what I guess is from just first second of logging...04:04:43AM? Why was that first pair of files then closed, and the second set opened... which covered the next five minutes presumably? Log_2014-08-12_04-04-43_log.htm Log_2014-08-12_04-04-43_stat.htm Log_2014-08-12_04-04-44_log.htm Log_2014-08-12_04-04-44_stat.htm Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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