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PRTG Manual: Pause
While a sensor is paused, it will not collect any monitoring data, will not change its status, and will not trigger any notifications. You can pause monitoring for every object by selecting Pause from the context menu of a probe, a group, a device, or a sensor. All sensors on this object will then be paused. You can choose Pause Indefinitely , or select a time after which monitoring will be resumed automatically, such as 5 or 15 minutes , 1 or 3 hours , 1 day , or Until a certain date. You can also set up a one-time maintenance window to pause sensors automatically at a specified time.
When selecting a pause option, you are prompted to enter a message. This will be shown in the status message of the object as long as it is paused. Confirm with OK to pause the object; click Cancel to not pause it.
Inheritance and Resume
If you pause monitoring for an object in the device tree, all child objects underneath will be paused as well. For example, when pausing a group, all sensors on all devices in it will also be paused. Once an object is paused, you can resume monitoring any time by selecting Resume from the context menu. However, you cannot resume monitoring for single child objects that are paused by a parent object, but only for the object you originally set to pause. Note: Also after a restart of PRTG, a pause status will be kept.