Is it safe to delete the FileBeat registry file?
I see entries in there going back from when I first started running filebeat. This has been causing inode reuse issues where Filebeat keeps thinking I am reusing files. More information here.
See here: Old file with new name found
I thought it would be good to ask in a separate thread to document the impact of deleting the registry file.
I think that once ignore_older is reached that the entry from the registry file should be removed. That, and perhaps a directive should be added to the configs to allow a prospector to ignore older inodes that might appear in the file.