Paessler PRTG

Put an end to issues that negatively affect your PostgreSQL database operations


  • Improve the performance of your PostgreSQL database by identifying & resolving bottlenecks
  • Collect historical data to manage your database resources more efficiently
  • Stop issues with your PostgreSQL databases before they escalate to end-user experiences

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



Get comprehensive monitoring and actionable insights that make PostgreSQL management easy

For system admins, troubleshooting large databases can seem never-ending. On Linux and macOS systems, database management is often synonymous with PostgreSQL database systems. These preconfigured systems often fail to meet the specific requirements of an organization’s IT infrastructure. This is where Paessler PRTG PostgreSQL monitoring shines.

Track legacy settings that slow database queries

As PostgreSQL-based database systems are preconfigured, many sysadmins run into problems when using these PostgreSQL servers for the first time due to incorrect database queries hat do not fit their network requirements.

PRTG helps you find and fix the settings responsible for slow database queries, database errors resulting in incorrect read and write values, and other vulnerabilities.

Monitor PostgreSQL databases with just a few klicks

Setting up your PostgreSQL database monitoring is easy. PRTG comes with a preconfigured PostgreSQL sensor out of the box. This sensor can keep an eye on the following metrics:

  • The number of affected rows that were addressed by the query (including SELECT statements if you process data tables)
  • The execution time of the entire request (including connection buildup, query execution, transaction handling, disconnection)
  • The execution time of the specified query

Protect the integrity and reliability of your data

Having a single source of truth is imperative for business continuity, as is making sure that source is available 24/7/365.

PostgreSQL monitoring with PRTG guards your replication and backup tasks, as well as the logs for those actions. Mission-critical applications stay online, and data remains intact. What’s more: PRTG also tracks unauthorized access attempts, helping you maintain data security.

Get the notifications you need wherever you are


No admin wants to be overwhelmed with false positives or notifications that mean nothing and go nowhere. PRTG has a highly customizable alert system that allows you to set the warning and error thresholds for your alerts and notifications.

Alerts get sent to the teams you choose on the platform you want, whether Teams, Slack, email, SMS, or push notification.

Resolve issues before they are issues


With real-time alerts, in-depth analytics, and historical data, you can proactively address potential issues before they become noticeable.

PRTG PostgreSQL monitoring helps with disaster recovery preparedness, detecting excessive load, database configuration issues, problems with database size, read and write processes which are way too slow, and inefficient indexes.








What PostgreSQL monitoring looks like in PRTG

Diagnose network issues by continuously monitoring your PostgreSQL database systems. Show the database metrics that help identify issues in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot your PostgreSQL database errors.


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

Real-time alerts and custom notifications make it easy to solve database errors.




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5 reasons to choose PRTG as your PostgreSQL monitoring tool

Easy setup & deployment


Setting up monitoring software can be complex and time-consuming – not with PRTG. Our PostgreSQL monitoring software can be set up and running in just a few hours. Quick to install, fast to deploy, and easy to use, PRTG keeps your downtime to a minimum during implementation.

Long-term statistics


PRTG monitors the performance of your PostgreSQL databases so you can rest assured that everything is working correctly. Historical data and in-depth reports provide the metrics you need for optimizing database operations.

A single point of truth


PRTG presents data in a single dashboard that can drill down to the device and sensor level. Get insights into database performance for better capacity planning and resource management. From an executive overview to granular-level reporting, you see just the information you need at the time you need it.

Tailored monitoring


PRTG’s monitoring sensors allow for flexible configuration, letting you execute specific SQL queries to provide in-depth analysis. Customizing these sensors provides tailored monitoring, so you can get basic performance tracking and complex diagnostics for your environment.

All-in-one network monitoring


PRTG brings over 250 preconfigured sensors to the table for comprehensive network monitoring. These help you track and analyze all kinds of network components, including switches, routers, firewalls, and other devices. This versatility is a powerful tool in your sysadmin toolbox to help maintain network performance.


Bring your monitoring experience to the next level with our PRTG product extensions

Enhance the functionality of Paessler PRTG & benefit from an extended feature set for data export and advanced database monitoring.

Data extraction for easier monitoring data analysis

  • Export raw monitoring data from PRTG & store it in your relational database – no programming skills needed
  • Have all important data available in a single database
  • Generate your own analyses & reporting using third-party tools

Database monitoring with extended database support

  • Monitor the health & performance of databases that go beyond the standard PRTG set
  • Use predefined SQL queries for easier setup of your database monitoring
  • Manage and test database queries & share them in your team


Your PostgreSQL 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.



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“Excellent tool for detailed monitoring. Alarms and notifications work greatly. Equipment addition is straight forward and server initial setup is very easy. ...feel safe to purchase it if you intend to monitor a large networking landscape.”

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Monitor PostgreSQL: FAQ


1. Why is PostgreSQL monitoring important?

Monitoring your PostgreSQL databases is a crucial part of systems administration. Monitoring provides the data you need to identify performance issues, ensure high availability, reduce downtimes to a minimum, and optimize resource usage.

2. Does monitoring affect the performance of my PostgreSQL database?

When properly configured, monitoring has a low impact on performance. For ease of management, PRTG provides the performance impact of each sensor, so you can make more informed decisions.

3. Are there any requirements for PRTG PostgreSQL monitoring?

Yes. To install and use the PostgreSQL sensor, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

  •  .NET 4.7.2 framework or later
  • PostgreSQL 7.x or later
  • The SQL database queries you wish to check must be stored on the target computer or on all the target computers of a cluster.
  • The corresponding SQL scripts must be saved in %programfiles(x86)%\PRTG Network Monitor\Custom Sensors\sql\postgresql, which can be found in the PRTG program directory.

4. What advantages are there to using PRTG to monitor my PostgreSQL ORDBMS?

PRTG does PostgreSQL monitoring really well, but it does all-in-one monitoring even better. PRTG is an all-in-one monitoring solution with customizable dashboards, alerts, and extensive sensor support.

5. Does PRTG only support PostgreSQL databases?

No. In addition to PostgreSQL, PRTG comes with various sensors that are useful for detecting database problems. You can use our software to monitor all the most popular SQL databases, including:

If you need extended database monitoring for databases such as IBM DB2, SAP HANA, SAP MaxDB, and others, check out our brand-new product extension PRTG Database Observer.

6. 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


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