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Hi, My monitoring database generate 350 Mb every day and i will have some disk space problems in the future. If i delete old monitoring database data, i'll lost the historic data to??

Thanks in advance.

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Created on Sep 11, 2017 10:09:50 AM

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Hello there,

PRTG's monitoring database is stored by default under "C:\Programdata\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor\Monitoring Database\". Each sub-folder represents one day of monitoring (In the format YYYYMMDD).. PRTG will store up to 365 days of Historic Sensor Data by default.

Instead of manually removing or using a task to delete those files, you should configure the "Historic Data Purging" policy within PRTG under Setup > System Administration. Set the desired values there and PRTG will automatically clean-up older files/records.

And of course, if you reduce the number of records in the database (or configure a more aggressive purging policy), old historic data will no longer be available.

Best Regards,
Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]

Created on Sep 11, 2017 12:12:38 PM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]



Hi Luciano, Thanks for your support.

Best Regards, Luís Alves

Created on Sep 11, 2017 2:43:04 PM

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