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Delete or move Historic Sensor Data



Unfortunately our harddisk is completely full - 6,5 MB left, so prtg has stopped working and i'm not able to logon to enterprise comsole. Can i move some historic sensor data to another harddisk to get prtg up and running and will there be other impact beside loosing older data ? Many thanks in advance.

harddisk-full historic-data logdata

Created on Aug 11, 2014 6:22:11 AM

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Best solution:
Use the "Historic Data Purging" settings you find in PRTG under:
Setup -> System Administration -> Core & Probes

In your case the solution might be to remove old data.
Not recommended if not absolute necessary, but should only have impact on using historical data for reports.

1) Stop the PRTG service
2) Backup your PRTG data folder!!!
3) Have you remembered to backup your PRTG data folder?
4) Delete old data files
5) Start PRTG service

Jens Tore Fremmegaard, ServerParkering AS
Paessler Certified Monitoring Professional

Created on Aug 13, 2014 6:54:51 AM




please also see the following article to change the Data Directory of your PRTG.

best regards

Created on Aug 13, 2014 7:39:36 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

Disclaimer: The information in the Paessler Knowledge Base comes without warranty of any kind. Use at your own risk. Before applying any instructions please exercise proper system administrator housekeeping. You must make sure that a proper backup of all your data is available.