How To: Exporting PRTG's Raw Monitoring Data Into Daily CSV or XML Files

 Originally published on December 16, 2009 by Daniel Zobel
Last updated on March 03, 2022 • 3 minute read

With PRTG Network Monitor, you can analyze your sensor data in various ways. Exhaustive reports for your whole network can be generated as well as historic data reports for single sensors.
Still, there are people who just need the data of a sensor in a convenient format to do their own statistics in external programs or to use Excel to do additional computations based on the monitoring data. That is why we have included a XML and CSV export function in PRTG. This function of the web interface is handy to export data every few days. But if you need daily data for one or more sensors an automatic solution is more comfortable.
With the new CSVExport command line tool finally there is a way to export data of many PRTG sensors with one single line of script! You can use it as an on-demand tool or combine it with Windows task scheduler. Don't be confused by the name – CSVExport is capable of both XML and CSV data export!
Our committed PRTG user Gerard Feijth wrote this brand new tool for automatic data export, available at Google Code. Thanks, Gerard, for sharing your tool! Read more about how to get started with your automatic export in our latest Knowledge Base article HowTo: Automatically Exporting PRTG's Raw Monitoring Data Into Daily CSV or XML Files