PRTG Manual: Data Storage
PRTG stores the monitoring configuration, monitoring data, logs, tickets, and reports, as well as support and debug data into different subfolders in the PRTG data directory on the probe system. Additionally, there is data in the PRTG program directory (for example, scripts for your custom sensors) and in the Windows registry.
You can find data in different locations. For detailed information, see the Knowledge Base: How and where does PRTG store its data?
You cannot access these directories on the PRTG hosted by Paessler core server system.
%programfiles%\PRTG Network Monitor
%programfiles(x86)%\PRTG Network Monitor
These are the default paths. If you specified a different installation directory, you find your data there.
On Windows Vista (not officially supported), Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019:
%programdata%\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor
On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (both are not officially supported):
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application data\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor
These are the default paths, depending on your Windows version. If you specified a custom path for data storage, you need to look it up in the PRTG Administration Tool on the PRTG Core Server tab. You find the path there.
System settings on 32-bit systems:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor
System settings on 64-bit systems:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Paessler\PRTG Network Monitor
PRTG Desktop settings:
If you use the HTTP Full Web Page sensor, files might be cached in this directory:
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
How and where does PRTG store its data?
- Active Directory Integration
- Application Programming Interface (API) Definition
- Filter Rules for xFlow, IPFIX, and Packet Sniffer Sensors
- Channel Definitions for xFlow, IPFIX, and Packet Sniffer Sensors
- Define IP Ranges
- Define Lookups
- Regular Expressions
- Calculating Percentiles
- Add Remote Probe
- Failover Cluster Configuration
- Data Storage
- PRTG Housekeeping
- Using Your Own SSL Certificate