Is there any way to put and install Filebeat in another folder other than "C:\Program Files\Filebeat" on a Windows machine?
You can install it anywhere you like.
After I install it at another location I get an error when I start the service.
Did you rerun install-service-filebeat.ps1 after you relocated the files? If yes, does the service's settings point to the right executable?
Figured out the problem.
I used '' instead of '/' in the path of "certificate_authorities".
use single quotes for pathes, then
\ will not be interpreted as escape character in yaml. That is
path: C:\\MyDir and
path: 'C:\MyDir' and
are pretty much equivalent.
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