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It is possible to configure real-time exporting of trigger events, item values and trends in a newline-delimited JSON format.

Exporting is done into files, where each line of the export file is a JSON object. Value mappings are not applied.

In case data cannot be written to the export file or the export file cannot be renamed or new one cannot be created after renaming it, Zabbix will retry with 10 second interval until success.

The following information is exported:

  • for events - host groups, host name, trigger name, timestamp, event status
  • for values - host groups, host name, item ID, item name, item value, timestamp, application
  • for trends - host groups, host name, item ID, item name, item value (avg, min, max, count), timestamp, application

Note that host/item can have no metadata (host groups, host name, item name) if the host/item was removed after the data was received, but before server exported data.


Real-time export of trigger events, item values and trends is configured by specifying a directory for the export files - see the ExportDir parameter in server configuration.

Another parameter - ExportFileSize may be used to set the maximum allowed size of an individual export file.