Filebeat and updating documents


(Garry Robertson) #1

I am using Filebeat to bring database information into Elasticsearch.
In some instances the existing table data (that has already been imported into Elasticsearch) is updated.
How can I use Filebeat to update this data within Elasticsearch?


(Pier-Hugues Pellerin) #2

Hello, @garry we call this deduplication, what you need to do is to have a unique id in the log and use that id as the document id in Elasticsearch. If you don't have an id, you can rely to fingerprinter to generate a unique hash for you and use that as the ID of the document. But in the later case you will need to use something like this https://www.elastic.co/blog/logstash-lessons-handling-duplicates


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