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Export metrics to Google Cloud Pub/Sub Service


To use the Pub/Sub service for metric collecting and processing, you should first install Google Cloud Platform C++ Client Libraries. Pub/Sub support is also dependent on the dependencies of those libraries, like protobuf, protoc, and grpc. Next, Netdata should be re-installed from the source. The installer will detect that the required libraries are now available.


To enable data sending to the Pub/Sub service, run ./edit-config exporting.conf in the Netdata configuration directory and set the following options:

enabled = yes
destination =
credentials file = /etc/netdata/google_cloud_credentials.json
project id = my_project
topic id = my_topic

Set the destination option to a Pub/Sub service endpoint. is the default one.

Next, create the credentials JSON file by following Google Cloud's authentication guide. The user running the Agent (typically netdata) needs read access to google_cloud_credentials.json, which you can set with chmod 400 google_cloud_credentials.json; chown netdata google_cloud_credentials.json. Set the credentials file option to the full path of the file.

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