Updated: 10 July 2024

Export Filters

If you are managing multiple N-able N-central servers and need to standardize filters across them, or if you want to share customer filters with your colleagues, you can export these filters to a file. This file can then be imported into another N-able N-central server.

This approach reduces the administration overhead associated with manually recreating filters and decreases the potential for errors during creation.

  1. Expand Configuration in the left navigation pane.
  2. Click Filters.
  3. Click the check box next to the filters you want to export.
  4. Click Export at the top of the page.

You cannot export system default filters, marked by a grayed-out checkbox.

N-able N-central converts the filters to JSON files and bundled into single ZIP archive that downloads to your computer. For information on using the exported filters on another N-able N-central server, see Import filters.


Certain filter parameters cannot be exported. Attempting to export filters with these parameters will result in a failure and trigger an error message.

  • Organization → Service Organization
  • Organization → Customer
  • Organization → Customer with Sites
  • Organization → Site
  • Monitoring → MSP N-central service is present (only for Custom Services)
  • Monitoring → MSP N-central service in status (only for Custom Services)