Reports Storage

Ping Monitor allows you to save performance and availability reports to the reports storage. This storage can be located either locally or on an FTP server. The report storage is configured on the Reports Storage preference page Pic 1. To reach this page, you should open the program preferences using the Preferences button from the Application Menu, and click the Reports Storage link in the navigation bar on the left of the Preferences dialog within the Events and Statistics group.

Configuring reports storage

Pic 1. Configuring reports storage

Firstly, you should decide if you would like the reports to be stored in a local storage or uploaded to an FTP server. The Save reports to the local storage radio button should be checked for using the local storage, and the Upload reports to the specified storage on the FTP server – for uploading reports to the server. For the local storage, you can specify a path to the folder to be used for saving reports to in the Storage Location field. It is possible to provide the path manually or pick it from the file system browser, using the button on the right of the editor. The FTP configuration is slightly more complex. The server address should be provided to the FTP Server field. You can use both the host name and the IP address for specification. The next step is to choose if the connection should be encrypted in the Encryption field. In case the server is using a custom port for files transfer, you should provide the port number to the Port field. The Remote Dir field is used to specify the location on the FTP server to upload files to. The credentials for accessing the server are provider to the Username and the Password fields respectively. After the settings are provided, you can check if the program is able to access the server using the Test connection settings hyperlink.

The report storage settings defined in a program preferences are used by default for all generic and preconfigured reports when generating a file report output. For the preconfigured reports, the settings can be overridden for a specific report during the outputs configuration.