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Can I change scanning interval



Is there way to change to scanning interval to less than 30 seconds? I am missing significant events that are happening during that 30 second period. Your old PRTG Traffic Grapher allows me to set scanning intervals as low as 5 seconds.

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Created on Dec 11, 2012 6:24:37 PM

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Under Setup | System Administration | Monitoring, head to the "Scanning Intervals" heading, then click in the field containing the available scanning intervals. You can now enter your own preference, for example, "15s" for 15 seconds, "10m" for 10 minutes, etc. Once you save, these intervals will be available for selection.

There are a few other things you should consider when adjusting the Scanning Intervals below the recommended 30s, please see this in-depth article: I wondered if I can create a scanning interval less than 30 seconds? If so how can I do that

Created on Dec 11, 2012 6:53:21 PM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,225) 3 3

Last change on Jul 29, 2016 8:56:11 AM by  David Fabian [Paessler Support] (50) 3 1

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