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Netdata Agent Configuration

The main Netdata agent configuration is netdata.conf.

The Netdata config directory

On most Linux systems, by using our recommended one-line installation, the Netdata config directory will be /etc/netdata/. The config directory contains several configuration files with the .conf extension, a few directories, and a shell script named edit-config.

Some operating systems will use /opt/netdata/etc/netdata/ as the config directory. If you're not sure where yours is, navigate to http://NODE:19999/netdata.conf in your browser, replacing NODE with the IP address or hostname of your node, and find the # config directory = setting. The value listed is the config directory for your system.

All of Netdata's documentation assumes that your config directory is at /etc/netdata, and that you're running any scripts from inside that directory.

edit netdata.conf

To edit netdata.conf, run this on your terminal:

cd /etc/netdata 2>/dev/null || cd /opt/netdata/etc/netdata
sudo ./edit-config netdata.conf

Your editor will open.

downloading netdata.conf

The running version of netdata.conf can be downloaded from a running Netdata agent, at this URL:


You can save and use this version, using these commands:

cd /etc/netdata 2>/dev/null || cd /opt/netdata/etc/netdata
curl -ksSLo /tmp/ http://localhost:19999/netdata.conf && sudo mv -i /tmp/ netdata.conf

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