I've got what appears to be a unique situation. I am using Kibana to dashboard test pass data after a dev commits code. Because of that, my log data isn't received in real time. I basically have a file with all my logging data in it, and now I want to upload that data to Kibana. All the stuff I read about logstash appears to be geared towards a terminate-and-stay paradigm. I've been looking at command line options to see if I can't just get logstash to upload my file to kibana and then exit. But now I'm questioning if I'm doing the right thing. Should I even be using logstash for this? Or is there a better way of dealing with my needs?
In short, what I want is to automate the upload of a completed logfile to kibana. What is the recommended way to accomplish this.