Filebeats : failed to start found a tab character


(Pierre “What's Up” Scadra) #1

Hi !

When I try to launch filebeat I have this error message :

< Feb 12 11:49:40 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: Unit filebeat.service entered failed state.
Feb 12 11:49:40 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: filebeat.service failed.
Feb 12 11:49:40 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: filebeat.service holdoff time over, scheduling restart.
Feb 12 11:49:40 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: Started filebeat.
Feb 12 11:49:40 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: Starting filebeat...
Feb 12 11:49:40 localhost.localdomain filebeat[52004]: Loading config file error: YAML config parsing failed on /etc/filebeat/filebeat.yml: yaml: line 15: found a tab character that violate indentation. Exiting.
Feb 12 11:49:40 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: filebeat.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE /> 

It's arrived when I add TLs certificate :

filebeat:
  # List of prospectors to fetch data.
  prospectors:
    # Each - is a prospector. Below are the prospector specific configurations
    -
      # Paths that should be crawled and fetched. Glob based paths.
      # To fetch all ".log" files from a specific level of subdirectories
      # /var/log/*/*.log can be used.
      # For each file found under this path, a harvester is started.
      # Make sure not file is defined twice as this can lead to unexpected behaviour.
      paths:
        - /var/log/*.log
        - /var/log/secure
        - /var/log/messages
        #- c:\programdata\elasticsearch\logs\*
      # Type to be published in the 'type' field. For Elasticsearch output,
      # the type defines the document type these entries should be stored
      # in. Default: log
      document_type: syslog
# Optional index name. The default index name depends on the each beat.
    # For Packetbeat, the default is set to packetbeat, for Topbeat
    # top topbeat and for Filebeat to filebeat.
    #index: filebeat

    # Optional TLS. By default is off.
    tls:
      certificate_authorities: ["/etc/ssl/logstash_frwrd.crt"]

      # Certificate for TLS client authentication
      #certificate: "/etc/pki/client/cert.pem"

(Tudor Golubenco) #2

The error means that you inserted a \t character in YAML. You should just replace that with spaces. Just google how to do that in your editor or use expand, then double check that the indentation looks right.


(system) #3

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