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I have reduced the log file retention via system settings, however I am very close to being out of disk space. How can I manually force the purging or deletion of log files?

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Created on Nov 18, 2019 5:15:09 PM by  Wolfgang Heid (0) 1



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Hello,

You can adjust the settings for the historic data purging at:

"Setup > System Administration > Core & Probes > Historic Data Purging"

If you scroll down, you see the purging configuration. Any value is the number of days for which PRTG keeps the data before deleting it. Within the next 24 hours the historical data will get deleted.

Also see: How and Where does PRTG store its data

Kind Regards,
Timo Dambach
Paessler Tech Support

Created on Nov 19, 2019 6:37:06 AM by  Timo Dambach [Paessler Support]



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Timo,

PRTG is not purging the files.

"How can I manually force the purging or deletion of log files?"

Wolfgang

Created on Nov 19, 2019 3:35:12 PM by  Wolfgang Heid (0) 1



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Wolfgang,

It is not possible to manually force the purging or deletion of log files. You'll either need to delete them manually (You'll find the Log Database file here: "\ProgramData\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor\Log Database") or adjust the mentioned configuration and wait till PRTG deletes the files automatically. After changing the "Historic Data Purging" settings to you desires, the logs will get deleted within the next 24 hours automatically.

Created on Nov 20, 2019 11:45:14 AM by  Timo Dambach [Paessler Support]



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