Updating Netdata after its installation


We suggest to keep your Netdata updated. We are actively developing it and you should always update to the latest version.

The update procedure depends on how you installed it:

You downloaded it from github using git

Manual update to get the latest git commit

Netdata versions older than v1.12.0-rc2-52 had a netdata-updater.sh script in the root directory of the source code, which has now been deprecated. The manual process that works for all versions to get the latest commit in git is to use the netdata-installer.sh. The installer preserves your custom configuration and updates the information of the installation in the .environment file under the user configuration directory.

# go to the git downloaded directory
cd /path/to/git/downloaded/netdata

# update your local copy
git pull

# run the Netdata installer
sudo ./netdata-installer.sh

Netdata will be restarted with the new version.

Keep in mind, Netdata may now have new features, or certain old features may now behave differently. So pay some attention to it after updating.

Manual update to get the latest nightly build

The kickstart.sh and kickstart-static64.sh one-liners will do a one-time update to the latest nightly build, if executed as follows:

# kickstart.sh
bash <(curl -Ss https://my-netdata.io/kickstart.sh) --no-updates

# kickstart-static64.sh
bash <(curl -Ss https://my-netdata.io/kickstart-static64.sh) --no-updates


Please, consider the risks of running an auto-update. Something can always go wrong. Keep an eye on your installation, and run a manual update if something ever fails.

Calling the netdata-installer.sh with the --auto-update or -u option will create the netdata-updater script under either /etc/cron.daily/, or /etc/periodic/daily/. Whenever the netdata-updater is executed, it checks if a newer nightly build is available and then handles the download, installation and Netdata restart.

Note that after Jan 2019, the kickstart.sh one-liner bash <(curl -Ss https://my-netdata.io/kickstart.sh) calls the netdata-installer.sh with the auto-update option. So if you just run the one-liner without options once, your Netdata will be kept auto-updated.

You downloaded a binary package

If you installed it from a binary package, the best way is to obtain a newer copy from the source you got it in the first place.

If a newer version of Netdata is not available from the source you got it, we suggest to uninstall the version you have and follow the installation instructions for installing a fresh version of Netdata.