PRTG Manual: Monitoring Backups

Monitoring your backup software enables you to be sure that your recent backups succeeded. With PRTG, you can check the email notifications of various backup jobs. You only need to do two things for backup monitoring:

  1. Configure your backup software to send emails to a dedicated email account.
  2. Configure the IMAP sensor for backup monitoring.

PRTG analyzes the backup emails for you and sets the status of the IMAP sensor accordingly. This way you see the states of all your backup jobs at a glance.

Backup Monitoring via Email

Backup Monitoring via Email

Setting up Backup Monitoring

icon-book-bulbRefer to our Knowledge Base for a step-by-step tutorial on how to monitor your backup jobs: Monitoring Backup Solutions via Email

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