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how can the pause be extended when a probe/group is paused?

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Created on Nov 25, 2019 12:14:31 PM

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I'm afraid a pause cannot be extended directly. You can however resume the probe/group and directly pause it again afterwards with a higher maintenance window. PRTG also allows you to set recurring maintenance windows via schedules.

Kind Regards,
Timo Dambach
Paessler Tech Support

Created on Nov 25, 2019 1:32:28 PM by  Timo Dambach [Paessler Support]



Hi Timo, after some more testing/searching/reviewing I found the following:


There is a PowerShell module PrtgAPI which has the cmdlet "Pause-Object". Using this cmdlet it is possible to pause a PRTG device. Using the very same cmdlet one could also overwrite/update (aka "extend") the paused state of a device (and its sensors).

PRTG web interface

Using the extension/addon "Stylus" with my favourite browser and adding the following lines to the PRTG web interface the pause state of a paused sensor/device/group can be overwritten/updated (aka extended).

li.rootgroup.hideifpaused {


For what reason (from a technical perspective) is the pause-menu hidden when a sensor/device/group is paused?

Created on Dec 2, 2019 8:13:27 PM



Hi Guenther,

Thank you very much for sharing those information/workarounds!

I will forward this issue/feature-request to our development. Hopefully the pause-menu won't be hidden anymore soon. However, this pause-menu is already visible when using the multiedit.

Created on Dec 3, 2019 2:23:45 PM by  Timo Dambach [Paessler Support]

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