Baler is a LoggerNet client (purchased separately from LoggerNet) that uses the records going into the LoggerNet data cache. Baler separates or “bales” files into user-defined chunks based on time and gives them a unique file name. This process is fully automated. For example, Baler can be set up to store files hourly, every 4 hours, or every 24 hours. The file name reflects the time stamp of the first record in the file. Baler does not insert a time-stamp string into the data file, but the file name indicates the time stamp. Because they are separate, the files created by Baler do not affect the other *.dat files created by LoggerNet.