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Hello, how are you? I have extensively studied the PRTG because I want to use in my business. But before buying it, I'm doing some tests and one of them is to use two servers to do the monitoring. My idea is to use a key to monitoring and even a booking which would also be a test settings and environment. So for that, I'll have to do some manipulation with the configuration files and the database of the two servers. My question is, if the case is to stop a server for maintenance, the other can continue to monitor and, in the end, I can add the data from both in a single backup that will be shared by both of them not to lose any data and to generate more reports faithful? If so, how do I do this? I know I have the Paessler folder Configuration.dat the files for general settings and imagined that the Monitoring Data folder would be the historical archives to generate reports, but for my tests is not there that we find this data. You could choose a location outside of the two HD server where the save data both of Monitoring Data folders, and then adding back these data to the servers? Thank you

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Created on May 26, 2016 5:04:35 AM

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If you would like to have a redundancy in monitoring, we recommend you to consider installing a PRTG Cluster. This ensures a fail-safe monitoring with gapless data.

In configuration file PRTG stores its device tree, sensor and device setting, etc. Monitoring history and data for all monitored objects are kept in the folder "Monitoring Database". However, we don't support editing config files and raw data in monitoring database.

For detailed information on where PRTG stores its data, please have a look at this article: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/463-how-and-where-does-prtg-store-its-data

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Created on May 27, 2016 1:47:59 PM by  Isidora Jeremic [Paessler Support]

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