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How can I turn off all SUM channels in a PRTG Network Monitor configuration?

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How to turn off all sum channels of all sensors in my configuration?

channel configuration prtg sum xml

Created on Feb 3, 2010 10:45:03 AM by  Roland Grau [Paessler Support]

Last change on Feb 12, 2010 9:08:52 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



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Turning off all SUM channels in a PRTG Network Monitor configuration

You can turn off all the sum channels in a PRTG Network Monitor configuration by editing the XML file where PRTG stores its configuration data. Here is what you need to do:

Step1: Stop the PRTG Core server

Step2: Make a backup copy of PRTG Configuration.dat (!)

Step3: Load "PRTG Configuration.dat" file from PRTG's data folder into a text editor

Now two sets of search and replace must be made (you will need to use regular expressions to do this):

Step4: Turn off all SUM channels

Search for all sum channels' "show" XML-property

<sumchannel * <show>*1*</show>

and replace the <show> tag with

<show>0</show>

Search for all sum channels' "showchart" XML-property

<showchart>*1*</showchart>

and replace the <showchart> tag with

<showchart>0</showchart>

Step5: At the end save the XML file and

Step6: Restart PRTG Core Server process.

You can of course also use an XML editor to do this.

Created on Feb 3, 2010 10:45:42 AM by  Roland Grau [Paessler Support]

Last change on Feb 3, 2010 12:32:41 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



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Do I have to do this for all the sensors? It will be a very big job. There is no eaiser way to handle this?

Best regards Lars-Ake

Created on May 26, 2010 2:14:42 PM by  choke (0)



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Dear Lars-Ake,

yes this would be necessary for all sensors (if you want to turn of the sum channel on all your sensors). I'm afraid another option is currently not available.

Best regards.

Created on May 26, 2010 4:13:18 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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If someone is interested, I can provide a simple awk script to do the replacement.

Created on Oct 6, 2010 12:50:44 PM by  Michael Kunzendorf (0)



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