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Re: Massive Data Loss in just a few days

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Re: Massive Data Loss in just a few days

Hi,

 

 We have used 77% of our 20G in 11 days. 

Does anyone know if these same issues could be happening with Dish as well as DirecTv?

Thanks!

 

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Re: Massive Data Loss in just a few days

Very likely -- if your Dish is connected to the internet, then it may be pulling data and may be responsible for your data drain.  If there's a way to disconnect it, you should try it, or you can change the network password so it can't access the network.  That will tell you if Dish is the culprit. 

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Re: Massive Data Loss in just a few days


@JMH3 wrote:

Hi,

 

 We have used 77% of our 20G in 11 days. 

Does anyone know if these same issues could be happening with Dish as well as DirecTv?

Thanks!

 


Though I haven't seen it mentioned nearly as much with Dish, it's entirely possible.  Like suggested by maratsade, try disconnecting it for while and see what happens.   If you're still seeing data being drawn at a high rate you'll know it's not the Dish receiver.  That, in itself, will help, as in process of elimination, as that's what it often takes to find a data chewing culprit.  


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Re: Massive Data Loss in just a few days

I recently had the same problem. ALL of my data for the month was quickly consumed, including the bonus bytes. I started disconnecting devices and finally discovered it was my laptop. It was Google Drive Backup and Sync that was trying to back up an old, unused work folder. Some reason (but I have a hint why) the app would begin the sync, get part way through, fail and then reattempt. Continuously.

 

It may be simething completely different than your sat tv receivers. This thread was invaluable for findig the culprit: HughesNet Data Management Tips 'n Tricks - How To Eliminate Phantom Data Loss

Professor

Re: Massive Data Loss in just a few days


@JRHill02 wrote:

I recently had the same problem. ALL of my data for the month was quickly consumed, including the bonus bytes. I started disconnecting devices and finally discovered it was my laptop. It was Google Drive Backup and Sync that was trying to back up an old, unused work folder. Some reason (but I have a hint why) the app would begin the sync, get part way through, fail and then reattempt. Continuously.

 

It may be simething completely different than your sat tv receivers. This thread was invaluable for findig the culprit: HughesNet Data Management Tips 'n Tricks - How To Eliminate Phantom Data Loss


https://community.hughesnet.com/t5/Tech-Support/HughesNet-Data-Management-Tips-n-Tricks-How-To-Elimi...

 

This one might be of help, too...

 

https://community.hughesnet.com/t5/Tech-Support/Understanding-data-usage-data-loss-and-connection-pa...


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