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What is the function of the "scan now" button?



Hi there,

I had an expectation that the 'scan now' button should be a way to force the scanning of the particular sensor, however it only seems to refresh the PRTG page.

I am using the ssh monitors such as SSH disk free and SSH load average.

refresh scan-now ssh

Created on Dec 20, 2018 2:39:09 AM

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Hello there,

"Scan Now" does just that, issuing a manual scan, but it takes some time until the scan was performed and data was returned, in most cases it's not like "run query and a second later values have been returned". Do a few manual page refreshes, you should see then how "Last Scan" counter changes as well when the manual scan was performed and retrieved values.

Kind regards,


Created on Dec 20, 2018 6:29:09 AM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]

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