Custom settings oberwritten after recent Netdata update


yesterday I updated my servers including Netdata (all of them are based on Ubuntu).
Like I do (almost) every month.

This morning I noticed that I get alerts about these events:

This is not special because I run mostly WordPress websites on these server and redirects are very normal.

After installing Netdata I choose for these events “silent” over “webmaster” because I can ignore these alerts.
After the recent update, it looks like all my custom settings are overwritten (file health.d/web_log.conf).
Does this happen by accident in the latest update or is it just “normal”?

Hi @finalwebsites !

How did you update Netdata? Was it through the package manager?

How did you change the configuration for web_log.conf ? Is it in your /etc/ directory ?


Yes, via the package manager (apt-get upgrade)
I edit this file
nano /usr/lib/netdata/conf.d/health.d/web_log.conf
In your alert emails you suggest to do it differently:
sudo /etc/netdata/edit-config health.d/web_log.conf
I guess that is the problem?


Yes, that’s the problem. /usr/lib/netdata/conf.d/health.d/ files will get overwritten every time there is an update. To make sure your edits stay between updates you need to use the edit-config command which will place the files in /etc directory.


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Thank you, that makes sense. Looks like I was just lucky during the last X updates :slight_smile: