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How do you access your database? How long is the database kept?



I would like some info on the database. I am thinking about purchasing this software and i need to know a few things.

  1. What type of database is it?
  2. How do you access your database?
  3. How long is the database kept? Can you go back a year and check data?


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Created on Jun 15, 2010 11:22:14 PM

Last change on Jun 16, 2010 10:40:47 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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thank you for your interest in our PRTG Network Monitor

  1. The database used in PRTG is a proprietary format.
  2. Access to the database is possible through PRTG (reports / graphical interface / historic data) or PRTGs API.
  3. This is a setting that can be defined by the user under "Setup"->"System Setup"->"Data Purging Limits"->"Historic Database" in PRTG. The default limit is 365 days.

Best Regards.

Created on Jun 16, 2010 9:46:07 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

Last change on Oct 27, 2011 1:05:01 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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