Xymon – Ignore SNAP INODE and DISK

I’ve recently started digging into Xymon. This NMM solution was setup by my previous boss and I’ve grown to love it even though it’s not the prettiest.

Anyways I’ve had an issue for awhile with 3 servers that I couldn’t get to ignore SNAP. Todays the day I finallly figured it out.

On the xymon server edit the analysis.cfg file. Ours is located /usr/local/www/xymon/server/etc/

At the top of the config file add the following and save your file. Note: the * is a wild card so this rule will match all servers.

    DISK %^/snap IGNORE
    INODE %^/snap/.+ IGNORE

No need to restart any services. Give Xymon a few minutes and it should turn green!

My mistake initially was adding the settings to the end of the config file so it was getting overwritten.



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Cory Fiala

Technology and outdoor enthusiast. Currently the sole systems administrator for a local K-12 school district with 800+ staff and 5,500+ students. I support windows servers, Linux systems (FreeBSD and Ubuntu), along with vSphere (4 node cluster). 60+ virtual machines and 8 physical servers. This doesn't include my personal homelab.


  1. Great stuff – I’m a fan of XYMon – it does the job well (even though, as you say it’s not the prettiest). Used this today for a Ubuntu Host that we’re using for container hosting. Thanks for blogging the fix

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