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Migrating to another server



I have read the post at https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/413-how-can-i-move-migrate-my-prtg-installation-to-another-computer

But I am wondering if there is a way to just migrate the devices and the senor setups. We are migrating to a server that is not accessible from the current server and our current Monitoring Database Folder is over 27GB.

Does this folder just contain the senosr history or does it also contain the device and sensor setup information. We are not too concerned about the history of the sensors when we migrate but would to not have to re-enter all the device and sensor set up info (i.e. IP address for a PING monitor or the notes for the device).

device migration prtg senors

Created on Apr 7, 2015 6:02:17 PM

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Hi Butters,

The Monitoring Database folder just contains historic data, no configuration details. PRTG creates a new directory for each day, you could also for example just migrate the last 30 days to reduce the database size. The most important file is the PRTG Configuration.dat.

Please do also have a look here to see where PRTG stores its data.

Best regards

Created on Apr 8, 2015 4:49:53 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



I have a current PRTG configuration with sensors and devices that I would like to use as a template for new PRTG installations. Would it be possible for me to export this configuration and use it on a new network? The most I'd like to change are hostnames, IP addresses, and logins. If you are facing any problem related to outlook support please visit:- www.outlooktechnicalsupportnumbers.com/

Created on Oct 4, 2018 11:25:22 AM




You can do this. Just once you start up the first time, you will need to make changes for the new system.

You will do this the same way you would migrate one PRTG config to another host.

Benjamin Day
Paessler Support

Created on Oct 4, 2018 11:42:13 AM by  Benjamin Day [Paessler Support] (1,441) 2 1

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