Paessler PRTG

Safeguard your data and monitor your backups with PRTG


  • Monitor backup jobs, software, and servers from one place
  • Automate the backup verification process
  • Instantly spot and fix backup failures and other issues
  • Ensure that you meet compliance regulations and SLA

Our users give top ratings for monitoring with Paessler PRTG



PRTG makes backing up & securing your data easy

Custom alerts and data visualizations make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent backup failures, corrupted files, and other data backup issues.



What's your backup plan C?

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. Just imagine it: severe data loss. Work must be redone, deadlines cannot be met, business processes are interrupted, and the trust of customers and business partners is likewise on the line. And not to mention the costs…

So what if your backups fail, and you don't realize it until it's too late?

Paessler PRTG's sophisticated backup monitoring sensors keep an eye on all backup software you use, no matter the vendor. Verify that all your data backups are completed successfully, and be alerted the second something goes wrong.

That means you can always count on your backups when it’s important. No more unpleasant (and costly) surprises.


You can't put a price on peace of mind:
3 reasons why to use PRTG as your backup monitoring tool

Stronger security


Be prepared for every eventuality. Whether it's an accidental deletion, or a major incident like hardware failure or disaster recovery, PRTG backup monitoring helps you ensure you can get your infrastructure up and running again in no time (and impress your higher-ups with your efficiency).

Unlimited monitoring


Keep an eye on all your backups from one place, regardless of your network's scale and complexity. PRTG monitors operating system backups, application data backups, cloud backups, virtual machine backups, including VMware, Hyper-V, and other vendors, and even old-school tape backups.

Automated process


Why trawl through hundreds of backup notification emails, when you don't have to? PRTG tracks your backups' progress and alerts you if there are issues, so you can focus on more important work. And if you'd rather not get more emails, you can choose to be alerted by SMS or push notifications.








What backup monitoring looks like in PRTG

Diagnose network issues by continuously monitoring local, cloud, and virtual backups. Show backup job stats in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot and fix backup failures, corrupted files, and other data backup and storage issues.


Easily find the source of the problem with our PRTG backup monitoring solution

Real-time alerts and custom notifications make it easy to solve backup failures and other data backup and software performance issues.




IT experts agree: Paessler PRTG is a great solution for IT infrastructure monitoring


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How backup monitoring works: The nuts and bolts of PRTG

IMAP sensor

The cornerstone of PRTG's backup-monitoring tool is a powerful IMAP sensor that scans your emails for specific keywords.

Like a hyper-alert postal worker, the sensor makes short work of your backup notification emails, homing in on error messages and letting you know about them straight away, so you can fix issues and back up your data successfully.

Veeam sensors

Veeam is your choice for backups? Congratulations, you have chosen a powerful tool! To monitor it, use the Veeam Backup Job Status sensor or the Veeam Backup Job Status Advanced sensor for individual backup jobs.

The sensors show you the number of successful, failed, running and finished job runs, job runs in a warning state, the number of all scheduled backup jobs, and the duration.

Other backup sensors

PRTG also has a host of other backup monitoring, empowering you to keep an eye out for:


Start monitoring your data backups with PRTG and see how it can make your network more reliable and your job easier.


Your backup monitor 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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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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“I particularly like having breakfast at home and just surveying my domain, and understanding what's working and what isn't.”

Steve Coppin, Oxford University


PRTG makes backing up & securing your data easy

Custom alerts and data visualizations make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent backup failures, corrupted files, and other data backup issues.


Monitoring backups: FAQ


What is backup monitoring?

Backup monitoring is the process of regularly checking and overseeing the status and performance of backup systems to ensure the successful and timely completion of data backups. This involves verifying that backup jobs run as scheduled, data is accurately copied, and backup storage remains accessible. Monitoring also includes identifying and addressing any errors, failures, or issues that may arise during the backup process.

What are the benefits of monitoring backups?

There are several advantages of backup monitoring:

  • Monitoring backups ensures that data is accurately and completely copied, maintaining the integrity of critical information.
  • Regular monitoring allows for the prompt detection of errors, failures, or issues in the backup process, enabling quick resolution before they become significant problems.
  • By consistently monitoring backups, organizations can verify the availability and usability of backup data, ensuring readiness for swift recovery in the event of data loss or system failures.
  • Monitoring helps maintain the reliability of backup systems, reducing the risk of data loss and increasing confidence in the overall backup infrastructure.
  • Identifying and resolving issues promptly through monitoring improves the efficiency of the backup process, minimizing downtime and potential data loss.

What is PRTG backup monitoring software?

PRTG is a proprietary software tool that takes the effort out of ensuring all your data backups are completed successfully and error-free. Available for Windows-based on-premises servers or as a cloud-hosted solution, it's capable of monitoring unlimited local and remotely-connected devices, saving you time and effort, and giving you the peace of mind that all your organization's critical data is secure.

What does PRTG backup monitoring do?

PRTG tracks every backup job from start to finish and ensures it's gone well. The PRTG IMAP sensor, for example, continuously scans email backup notifications for specific keywords, and alerts you as soon as it identifies an error message. Check out our other sensor types for backup monitoring.

What else can PRTG monitor?

PRTG can monitor your whole network infrastructure, no matter how complex. We have preconfigured sensors to track a wide range of values, including network traffic, applications, bandwidth, cloud services, databases, virtual environments, availability and uptime, ports, IP addresses, hardware status, network security, and web services. You can also monitor industrial IT and OT environments using OPC UA, MQTT, or Modbus, and create custom integrations.

What is a sensor in PRTG?

In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, for example the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, or the free space on a disk drive.

On average, you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.


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


More than just a monitoring tool:
Reasons our customers love PRTG



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.


Monitor your entire IT infrastructure

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


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