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How to Cleanup Unused Tags



Does anyone have a procedure for removing tags that are not currently being used? Its hard to sort by tag when you have to scroll through a whole list of tags that aren't even used by any devices.

prtg sortby tags

Created on Nov 19, 2019 4:28:04 PM

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Hi there,

I'm afraid I don't know of any method for doing so.

The configured tags are stored within the configuration file "PRTG Configuration.dat" in your data folder (standard configuratin: C:\ProgramData\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor)

The used tags for an object do look like this:
ciscocpu cpuloadsensor snmpciscosystemhealthsensor systemhealth

Kind regards,
Andreas Günther
Tech Support, Paessler AG

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Created on Nov 20, 2019 7:25:11 AM by  Andreas Günther [Paessler Support]




Presumably this question is no longer relevant. But if anyone finds this KB article and is disappointed with the answer, I have a hopefully useful answer here: Unused tags do not exist. Once a tag is no longer assigned anywhere, it disappears from the configuration. If a tag is still there, then it is still assigned somewhere. Then simply select the sensor via 'Sensors | By Tag' and a list is displayed where this tag is used.

Best regards,

Created on Jun 20, 2022 12:59:58 PM

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