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How can I automatically backup PRTG to an offsite location?

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I googled how to backup PRTG and I found two relevant articles, the first referring to the second:

https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/523-how-do-i-back-up-all-data-and-configuration-of-my-prtg-installation refers to file locations in https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/463-how-and-where-does-prtg-store-its-data

To be totally honest backing up PRTG does not appear to be straightforward at all ! And so much reading. I guess I could just back up the configuration file, but what happens during critical failure? We're all paranoid of a hard drive crash.

My suggestion is that the software has a built-in facility where you can select backup, and a basic schedule. Something like backup daily to FTP location. Maybe a tick box or two to select what needs to be backed up.

For now, after quite a bit of reading and a struggle, I found "ProgramData\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor\PRTG Configuration.dat". The struggle was because "ProgramData" did not even appear in the root of the C: drive. I've saved it to the desktop. Let's hope the C: drive doesn't crash.

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Created on Nov 29, 2019 6:13:16 PM by  eugene_vander_host (0) 1



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Hi Eugene,

Thank you for your post.

All of PRTG's configuration is stored within the config file "PRTG Configuration.dat". For a quick backup you can only back up this file within your data folder.

PRTG also creates an automated backup of this file, you'll find these files within the folder "\Configuration Auto-Backups". These files are not accessed while PRTG is running and can be backed up at any time.

Besides the automatic configuration backups, there is no other automated way of backing up PRTG I'm afraid.


Kind regards,
Andreas Günther
Tech Support, Paessler AG

Created on Dec 2, 2019 1:33:21 PM by  Andreas Günther [Paessler Support]



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