What is this?

This knowledgebase contains questions and answers about PRTG Network Monitor and network monitoring in general.

Learn more

PRTG Network Monitor

Intuitive to Use. Easy to manage.
More than 500,000 users rely on Paessler PRTG every day. Find out how you can reduce cost, increase QoS and ease planning, as well.

Free Download

Top Tags

View all Tags

Convert a local probe to a remote probe



We are creating a new local probe to migrate our monitoring to a new domain/subnet. Is there a way to convert the local probe to a remote probe connecting to the new local probe in a different domain/subnet?

migrate probe remote

Created on Dec 12, 2022 2:33:07 PM

1 Reply



Hello Phillip,

Thank you for the KB post.

I'm afraid that there is no solution to simply convert a Core server(Local probe) to a remote probe, as all the objects (sensors/devices/groups, etc.)are stored inside the configuration file of the server and can't be extracted.

You should need to remove the PRTG core server from the system (after you migrated it), and then install a new remote probe on that system. You can then move the devices from the Local Probe (of your new server which will still have the same devices) to the new Remote Probe.

Thank you

Priyanka Bhatt

Created on Dec 16, 2022 10:18:05 AM by  Priyanka Bhatt[Paessler Support] (0) 1

Disclaimer: The information in the Paessler Knowledge Base comes without warranty of any kind. Use at your own risk. Before applying any instructions please exercise proper system administrator housekeeping. You must make sure that a proper backup of all your data is available.