Filebeat error: File info is not identical with opened file


(Gili Sade) #1

Hi
trying to use fileebat to read some text files but getting the following error:

Err: Error setting up harvester: Harvester setup failed. Unexpected file opening error: File info is not identical with opened file. Aborting harvesting and retrying file later again.

any idea?


(ruflin) #2

This should only happen in rare cases when you have files which rotate quite often and rapid. It means that in between reading stats from the file and opening it the file has changed, means its a new file. To make sure not to read a wrong file, filebeat will not open it and wait for the next scan.

What does your environment look like that you get this error? Do you see it frequently?


(system) #3

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