PRTG Manual: Clone Object

If you want to duplicate an object with the same settings, you can clone it. Cloning is available for groups, devices, and sensors. Unlike the results when using the Create Device Template option, a cloned device will contain all objects of the original device, regardless of whether they bring about working sensors or not (which often depends on the settings of the cloned device).

Note: You cannot clone 'fixed' objects, such as the root group or a probe device. You cannot clone the sensor types QoS (Quality of Service) One Way Sensor and QoS (Quality of Service) Round Trip Sensor.

Note: If you want to clone a sensor, a faster way will be to use the Manage Device Tree function.

To start, right click on an object in your device tree, and from the context menu, select Clone.... An assistant will appear.

Clone Dialog for a Sensor

Clone Dialog for a Sensor

Clone Object Settings

Object To Be Cloned


Several fields show information about the object that is to be cloned. The available information varies depending on whether you are about to clone a group, device, or sensor.

New Object Name

New Object Name

Enter a name for the cloned object. By default, the old name is filled in, proceeded by Clone of.

New IP Address/DNS Name

This field is only available when cloning a device. Enter the IP address or DNS name for the new device.

Please choose a group/device to add the new object to

From the device tree shown, choose an object you want to add the cloned object to. When cloning a group or device, select a group. When cloning a sensor, select the device you want to add it to.

Click on the Continue button to store your settings. If you change tabs or use the main menu, all changes to the settings will be lost!

You will be redirected to the newly cloned object's overview page. By default, all sensors are initially paused to give you the chance to change settings before monitoring starts. Please check the settings and resume monitoring.

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