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Export pause/maintenance and resume status from logs via API




I'm successfully using PRTG reports to export the UP and DOWN statistics of certain sensors divided by working days and weekends, but I can't see the pause status.

To overcome this lack I am exporting via API the "pause" and "resume" states from the PRTG logs, and I would like to know if a schedule can be applied directly to the API like I'm already doing with built-in reports (one schedule for working days and one for week ends), or if a "day" column can be added to easily see if the time stamp is related to a monday or a sunday (now I am using "datetime" column)

Alternatively, is there a way to receive a notification when a sensor exits the pause state? This feature would solve all my problems since my goal is to have a sort of report of the duration of the maintenances.

thank you, Enrico

api maintenance pause reports resume sla

Created on Jul 19, 2019 11:01:25 AM

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If you're happy to generate this information on demand using PowerShell or as part of a script configured to run as part of a Scheduled Task you can list the pause/resume events of objects fairly easily using the Get-ObjectLog cmdlet of PrtgAPI

C:\> Get-ObjectLog -Status Pausing,Resuming

DateTime                Id     Name      Device         Status         Message
--------                --     ----      ------         ------         -------
18/07/2019 12:23:45 AM  2056   Ping      ci-prtg-1      Resuming       Requested by PRTG System ...
18/07/2019 12:23:42 AM  2056   Ping      ci-prtg-1      Pausing        Paused at 18/07/2019 12:2...

If you then group by Id using the Group-Object cmdlet you can calculate the difference between each Pause and its successive resume (if applicable) by subtracting their respective DateTime values

Created on Jul 19, 2019 1:30:58 PM

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