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Is there a way to schedule PRTG backups?

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I would like to know if it is possible to specify the time when PRTG does the Auto Backup. According to the manual you can only specify the number of days the auto backup feature includes in the backup. I would like to set the Auto Backup to run at midnight.

Thank you.

backup prtg-backup schedule-backup

Created on Dec 12, 2013 1:22:43 AM by  jf_hernandez (1) 1



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Introduction

By default, PRTG always performs the backup at 3:08am. In case you need more frequent snapshots of the configuration due to a lot of changes made throughout the day. Proceed with the following steps in order to create multiple snapshots per day.

Setup

  1. Create a new HTTP Advanced Sensor on the Local Probe device
  2. Configure it as follows:
ParameterValue
NamePRTG Configuration backup
Timeout900
URLhttp://<your-prtg-server>/api/savenow.htm
Request MethodGET
Post Datausername=<your-prtg-username>&passhash=<the-user-passhash>
Require KeywordSet sensor to warning if keyword is missing
Response Must IncludeOK
IntervalAt least 1h. Custom times and intervals can be configured in the settings:
https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/monitoring_settings
Access RightsSet all groups to None, only administrators need access to this


That's it - PRTG will create the corresponding snapshots in the given interval now. If the backup fails (i.e. if the API call doesn't return OK, it will go into a warning state and you can check out why it failed.

Remarks

If the sensor runs too often, you might run out of disk space, depending on your installation size.

Created on Mar 2, 2017 10:14:59 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 2, 2017 10:20:58 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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Hello,

thank you very much for your KB-Post. The automatic configuration backup should run about 3-4 AM UTC time, we plan to change this to local time though in the near future. The exact time when the backup is made cannot be changed though.

best regards.

Created on Dec 12, 2013 3:23:33 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

Last change on Dec 12, 2013 3:32:56 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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Introduction

By default, PRTG always performs the backup at 3:08am. In case you need more frequent snapshots of the configuration due to a lot of changes made throughout the day. Proceed with the following steps in order to create multiple snapshots per day.

Setup

  1. Create a new HTTP Advanced Sensor on the Local Probe device
  2. Configure it as follows:
ParameterValue
NamePRTG Configuration backup
Timeout900
URLhttp://<your-prtg-server>/api/savenow.htm
Request MethodGET
Post Datausername=<your-prtg-username>&passhash=<the-user-passhash>
Require KeywordSet sensor to warning if keyword is missing
Response Must IncludeOK
IntervalAt least 1h. Custom times and intervals can be configured in the settings:
https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/monitoring_settings
Access RightsSet all groups to None, only administrators need access to this


That's it - PRTG will create the corresponding snapshots in the given interval now. If the backup fails (i.e. if the API call doesn't return OK, it will go into a warning state and you can check out why it failed.

Remarks

If the sensor runs too often, you might run out of disk space, depending on your installation size.

Created on Mar 2, 2017 10:14:59 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 2, 2017 10:20:58 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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