I have been looking at ways to speed up our PRTG, I saw a recommendation that advised you raise the ping times on the devices from 30 seconds to 5 minutes to help with load and data volume.
Unfortunately we are unable to do this, however my question is that as we have a lot of devices that go up and down on a daily basis is there a way of raising the ping time automatically once the device is seen as down.
For example: Said device is pinging every 30 seconds. It is then taken off line and goes "down" the ping time then automatically raises to 5 - 10 minute intervals to reduce the monitoring load and data volume (as seen below taken from your FAQ's) when the device is then acknowledged as being up again normal 30 second ping times resumes.
("Use Longer Intervals You can reduce monitoring load and data volume by 80 % if you switch the monitoring interval of all of your sensors from 1 minute to 5 minute intervals. Hint: Change the interval in the Root group settings and use PRTG's inheritance mechanism to use this interval for all objects that are below in the object hierarchy.")
I thought there may be a work around with the acknowledge down feature but if my understanding is correct it will still ping the device therefore not reducing the load? Please correct me if i'm wrong.
I would really appreciate any assistance with this.