Paessler PRTG

Backup monitoring and
data protection with PRTG


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    PRTG secures cloud and online backups, operating system backups and virtual machines

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    With backup monitoring you protect customer and corporate data

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    Get automatically notified of incorrect backups






Backup Monitoring: Double the protection to ensure the safety of your data

There's nothing worse than feeling safe and sound - and then realizing the backup you performed of some really important data didn't actually take place. Data is taking on an increasingly important role, whether it be as part of business intelligence or sensitive customer data, or to meet compliance requirements. Data serves as documentation for operations, the basis for business processes, and the personalization of customer communication.

Data losses have significant consequences and can lead to large-scale interruptions of your business operations. Work must sometimes be redone, which can subsequently prevent deadlines from being met. The trust of customers and business partners is likewise on the line. Costs associated with data loss are difficult to plan for.

By using backup software and its central safeguarding via backup monitoring, you'll minimize these risks. Separate backup software exists for a variety of different applications and data, and all of this software must be monitored at the same time. This software is used for everything from traditional tape backups to cloud and online backups, and from operating system backups to backups of virtual machines (VMware, Hyper-V, and other vendors).

With PRTG, you can monitor an unlimited amount of backup software, and apply specific filter options to scan its incoming notifications. In the event a backup fails, you'll be notified automatically.

Thanks to PRTG, the entire staff can work with peace of mind.










6 good reasons to choose PRTG as your backup monitoring tool

Establish data protection

Establish data protection

You are in for an unpleasant surprise if you need data from a backup which failed without anyone knowing it. With PRTG, you can fix this immediately.

Automation for a lighter workload

Automation for a lighter workload

Avoid the cumbersome manual verification of each and every email notification from all of the various backup software.

Choose how to be notified

Choose how to be notified

You are not limited to receiving emails, but can choose from a number of different possibilities, such as SMS, email, or push notification.

Automatic alerts

Automatic alerts

Should a backup fail, you'll be informed immediately, regardless of where you may be.

Overview of backups

Overview of backups

Obtaining an overview of the backups which succeeded and those which failed is straightforward and easy.

Meet compliance

Meet compliance

Sensitive customer and corporate data is sufficiently safeguarded only after its backup has been monitored.


Backup monitoring via email with PRTG


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PRTG makes your job easier

Our monitoring software frees you to focus on other tasks by promptly notifying you of potential issues.


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Save effort

PRTG gives you one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.

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Save time

Getting started with PRTG is a breeze. Setting up or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.

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Save money

80% of our customers report substantial cost savings with network monitoring. Your costs of licenses will likely pay for themselves within weeks.



The data PRTG gathers 

 Backup progression

Whether the backup was successful or not

Error messages 


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“Our network engineers really love PRTG, because of its customization”

John Krull, CTO, Oakland Unified School District, USA


Your Backups at a glance – even on the go

Set up PRTG in minutes and use it on almost any mobile device.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.



PRTG monitors these vendors and applications in one view!


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“Software is absolutely perfect, Support is superior. Meets all needs and requirements, this is a must have solution if you are needing any form of monitoring.”

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“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”

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How PRTG works as backup monitor 

Most backup software sends you its statuses by email. But controlling this software manually is not always a walk in the park. PRTG uses an IMAP sensor to automatically scan for the successful implementation of backups and sends you an alert whenever backup software returns an error message. You are free to receive this alert by email, SMS, or push notification to your mobile device.


Backup monitoring with PRTG


Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s partners

Partnering with innovative vendors, Paessler unleashes synergies to create
new and additional benefits for joined customers.


baramundi and PRTG create a secure, reliable and powerful IT infrastructure where you have everything under control - from the traffic in your firewall to the configuration of your clients.

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Integrating monitoring results from PRTG into NetBrain maps makes the foundation for network automation.

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Combine PRTG's monitoring of everything with SQmediator’s deep insights into your communications infrastructure to ensure and improve your company’s communications plant and troubleshooting abilities.

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“Easy to implement and configure with good technical support.”

R. v. S., ICT Manager at Heinen & Hopman Eng BV


Also interesting:

Email monitoring: Here you will learn all you need to know about email monitoring with PRTG, such as how to use Round Trip sensors to monitor Microsoft Exchange Server.

MySQL Monitoring: PRTG lets you keep a constant eye on your MySQL databases. See all important SQL queries at a glance and get prompt notifications in the event of errors.

Log Monitoring: Keep an eye on all the syslog and Windows Event Log messages.

Sharepoint Monitoring: A SharePoint Server malfunction can have serious consequences. PRTG monitoring helps you solve problems faster and keep SharePoint stable.


PRTG the multi-tool

PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadmins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
  • Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
  • REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format


Still not convinced?



More than 500,000 sysadmins love PRTG

Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.

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Monitor your entire IT infrastructure

Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.



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Network Monitoring Software - Version (February 14th, 2024)


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