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What is the inheritance behavior for devices and/or groups that are moved from one group or probe to



We have a device with some WMI sensors and a number of URL sensors attached to it. This device had many custom notifications, custom Windows authentication and custom access privileges. While cleaning up the device tree we decided to move the device to an more appropriate group. Unfortunately when we did this all settings groups that previously were non inherited became inherited to the settings of the new group and we lost all customizations. Is this the standard behavior?

More importantly, we recently added out first PRTG cluster node to this master and to get the benefit we will need to move a group that has more than 20 sub groups (many with their own subgroups) containing more than 150 devices into the new "cluster probe". Many of these sub groups were created because there are different WMI/SNMP credentials or custom notifications. Is there a way we can move these items to the new "cluster probe" without losing all of the setting and notification customizations?

groups inheritance move

Created on Apr 7, 2011 8:12:04 PM

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Dear Jim,

we can't reproduce this here. We've added a device with it's own credentials and an own notification and moved it to a different group and everything stayed as it should. Did you use the webinterface to do this? Which exact PRTG version do you have running?

Best regards.

Created on Apr 11, 2011 10:14:58 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



We're on version I'll do some more testing today to see if I can confirm the problems we've seen.

Created on Apr 11, 2011 2:21:28 PM

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