Read remote file using file input


I want to read a remote file using input plugin but I am not able to find how to read it.
Can you pls let me know if there is any way to read remote file through file or some other plugin.

PS: I do not want to install a separate logstash server on remote side to read the file.


I am using grok as well in filter file and need to apply same grok on the remote input file as well.So I am not sure if filebeat would work on this case or not

I would recommend installing Filebeat on the remote host and have it send the data to Logstash.

Just want to check what about the filters(added on filter.conf)file) which I have already configured on logstash. Would that filter work with the file I will process through filebeat.
Can I add the tags etc on that remote file through filebeat as well ?

Is there any sincedb like concept in file. In case my daemon goes down how I'll ensure it should read the file from last location