I am testing filebeat and it locks application files on Windows 2008.
I tried version 1.23, 5.0.0 alpha4 and 5.0.0 apha5.
All of them exhibits the same issue.
Here are stepsI tested.
start filebeat, start application, appears to work fine
kill application, start application, application complains it cannot write to log file
kill filebeat, application can write to log file again
start filebeat. Application cannot write to log file anymore
Unable to access or create the log file. 'Encounted a sharing violation while accessing C:\Prinelog\prime_HSSYTEM.log' The application will now shut down.
I'd like to add the filebeat config is very simple.
filebeat.prospectors: # Each - is a prospector. Most options can be set at the prospector level, so # you can use different prospectors for various configurations. # Below are the prospector specific configurations. - input_type: log # Paths that should be crawled and fetched. Glob based paths. paths: - C:\Primelog\prime_HSSYSTEM.log #- c:\programdata\elasticsearch\logs\* # Exclude lines. A list of regular expressions to match. It drops the lines that are # matching any regular expression from the list. #exclude_lines: ["^DBG"] # Include lines. A list of regular expressions to match. It exports the lines that are # matching any regular expression from the list. #include_lines: ["^ERR", "^WARN"] # Exclude files. A list of regular expressions to match. Filebeat drops the files that # are matching any regular expression from the list. By default, no files are dropped. #exclude_files: [".gz$"] # Optional additional fields. These field can be freely picked # to add additional information to the crawled log files for filtering #fields: # level: debug # review: 1 ### Multiline options # Mutiline can be used for log messages spanning multiple lines. This is common # for Java Stack Traces or C-Line Continuation # The regexp Pattern that has to be matched. The example pattern matches all lines starting with [ #multiline.pattern: ^\[ # Defines if the pattern set under pattern should be negated or not. Default is false. #multiline.negate: false # Match can be set to "after" or "before". It is used to define if lines should be append to a pattern # that was (not) matched before or after or as long as a pattern is not matched based on negate. # Note: After is the equivalent to previous and before is the equivalent to to next in Logstash #multiline.match: after #================================ General ===================================== # The name of the shipper that publishes the network data. It can be used to group # all the transactions sent by a single shipper in the web interface. #name: # The tags of the shipper are included in their own field with each # transaction published. #tags: ["service-X", "web-tier"] # Optional fields that you can specify to add additional information to the # output. #fields: # env: staging #================================ Outputs ===================================== # Configure what outputs to use when sending the data collected by the beat. # Multiple outputs may be used. #-------------------------- Elasticsearch output ------------------------------ output.elasticsearch: # Array of hosts to connect to. hosts: ["hst-py-util-01:9200"] # Optional protocol and basic auth credentials. #protocol: "https" #username: "elastic" #password: "changeme"