Greetings, dots out consumption are not related to data ingestion coming from your device or an ubifunction by itself, so it does not matter that you turn off your device, as always as any of the actions below is executed your dots out consumption will grow:
- Load data in the variables view
- Load data in any of your dashboards, including public dashboards that you may have previously shared
- Export data to CSV/Excel from your account
- Extract data from your devices using 3rd APIs or scripts (like one written in an Ubifunction) using any GET request
- Extract data using MQTT subscriptions
With this in mind, there are many ways to reach your daily limit quota and to avoid to be a rock in your development, Isabel has increased recently your dots out limits recently to a higher number, that I would add, a few free STEM users have.
As the limit increase has not been enough to avoid to reach your account limits, I would advise you to check if you have shared any public dashboard link to anyone that may load it several times during the day, to verify that the time span set at your dashboards is not retrieving a huge number of dots (a span of 4 hours would contain thousands of dots, for example) and if any 3rd API is not asking for data from your account.
We will review your data consumption, but as you would understand, we are a small team and must deliver most of our support to customers with a paid license, but I will take your case personally to check if we may give you additional hints about your data consumption.
Please keep posted on this thread, I will update it as soon as I get an answer from our DevOps team.
Additionally, if 500,000 dots is not enough for your application, I would like to know as valuable feedback for us and our plans offering, why you do not consider to get a license to break the STEM limits?
All the best