[FILEBEAT] How to read, send to ElasticSearch and close each files


(bus) #1

Hello everybody.

I would like to know if I had possibility for each files that Filebeat listen to do :

  • Open the file.
  • Reading the file.
  • Do a logstash treatment.
  • Send the file to logstash output.
  • Close this file.

I found "close_eof" option, it's good but all my files in my filebeat listening directory are opened in the same time :

|2018-06-22T15:23:55.804+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:216|Harvester started for file: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-2391460397.log|
|---|---|---|---|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.805+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:216|Harvester started for file: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-279990785.log|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.806+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:216|Harvester started for file: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-3654726275.log|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.806+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:216|Harvester started for file: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-400042090.log|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.811+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:216|Harvester started for file: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-1850010684.log|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.812+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:216|Harvester started for file: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-1929394145.log|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.815+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:216|Harvester started for file: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-384824503.log|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.818+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:216|Harvester started for file: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-2854993123.log|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.819+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:239|End of file reached: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-279990785.log. Closing because close_eof is enabled.|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.821+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:216|Harvester started for file: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-3489823606.log|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.824+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:239|End of file reached: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-2854993123.log. Closing because close_eof is enabled.|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.826+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:239|End of file reached: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-3489823606.log. Closing because close_eof is enabled.|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.864+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:239|End of file reached: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-1929394145.log. Closing because close_eof is enabled.|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.865+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:239|End of file reached: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-2391460397.log. Closing because close_eof is enabled.|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.865+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:239|End of file reached: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-3654726275.log. Closing because close_eof is enabled.|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.865+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:239|End of file reached: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-1850010684.log. Closing because close_eof is enabled.|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.865+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:239|End of file reached: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-400042090.log. Closing because close_eof is enabled.|
|2018-06-22T15:23:55.865+0200|INFO|log/harvester.go:239|End of file reached: C:\Users\busy\Desktop\bic\trie-384824503.log. Closing because close_eof is enabled.|

But I would like to be able to read only ONE file at the same time, then close him and pass in an other one.

Is it possible ?

Thx u


(Steffen Siering) #2

Filebeat does not enforce any order when writing. It tries to publish logs concurrently. You can limit the number of active files being processed, by the configuring harvester_limit in the prospector settings.


(bus) #3

Thx for all @steffens

you solved my problem


(system) #4

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