BandwithD resets stats data after restart/reboot

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This was a funny one:

I have installed the Bandwithd monitoring software on a machine. I noticed that the monitoring data kept being erased between start/stop or reboot. There actually are two configuration settings which are false by default that allows BandwidthD to keep it’s data across restart’s (or system reboots) and those are

(in /etc/bandwidthd.conf)

#Log data to cdf file htdocs/log.cdf
output_cdf true

#Read back the cdf file on startup
recover_cdf true

(they are false by default, you need to set them true like above)