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Feature Request - Clone Sensor in PRTG Desktop



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User Story

As a PRTG User, I want to be able to clone sensors in PRTG desktop.

Details of User Story

In the old enterprise console there was a way to clone sensors. That appears to be missing in PRTG desktop. Please add that functionality.

Acceptance criteria

  • Criterion #1 You can right click on a sensor and clone it (make a copy of it) similar to the old enterprise console.



add-feature clone prtg-desktop prtg-kbtracker

Created on Jun 28, 2019 12:42:12 PM

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Hello Brad,

Thank you for contacting us,

The new PRTG Desktop has the same functionalities as the old Enterprise Console, but the usage and settings might be a little different. You can clone groups, devices, and sensors in the device tree via the context menu or via the shortcuts Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V. Simply select the object to be cloned and enter Ctrl+C. The object is then copied to the clipboard.

Select the new location for the object and enter Ctrl+V. Then click Clear Clipboard when you are finished. You can also clone objects to other objects via drag-and-drop plus the Ctrl button. For macOS, the shortcuts for cloning objects are CMD+C and CMD+V.

You cannot clone fixed objects, such as the root group, the probe device, or PRTG systeminternal sensors. For more information about the PRTG Desktop please refer to this PRTG Desktop Manual

Created on Jun 28, 2019 5:41:34 PM by  Jonathan Mena [Paessler Technical Support]

Last change on Feb 18, 2021 10:27:35 AM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support]

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