Logfile problem


I have a problem with Kibana. When I try to set the location to the logfile Kibana krasches. I have tried to put the log in the same directory as Kibana, /var/log/ /home/ etc. Nothing works. But when I remove the line in my config everything works fine. What am I doing wrong here?

logging.dest: /var/log/kibana.log
logging.dest: /usr/share/kibana/log/kibana.log
logging.dest: /home/fredrik/log/kibana.log

Thanks in advance

Hi Fredrik,

So, you are trying to change the default location of Kibana logs I assume?
What does Kibana crashing here means? Do you see any errors in Kibana log?
If there is a syntax problem with your changes in Kibana.yml - we should have logs for it.

Which version of Kibana are you on?


I can't find the Kibana log, that's why I want to set the location. I can't find in the documentation where Kibana saves the log by default.


Ok. So Kibana default logs are usually in /var/log/kibana.
And if you are on latest centos: you might need to enable them using journalctl -u kibana.service

iIt will help if you could post your kibana.yml config lines where you are trying to configure your log files?


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