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The File output dumps the transactions into a file where each transaction is in a JSON format. Currently, this output is used for testing, but it can be used as input for Logstash.
output.file: path: "/tmp/filebeat" filename: filebeat #rotate_every_kb: 10000 #number_of_files: 7
You can specify the following options in the
file section of the
filebeat.yml config file:
The enabled config is a boolean setting to enable or disable the output. If set to false, the output is disabled.
The default value is true.
The name of the generated files. The default is set to the Beat name. For example, the files generated by default for Filebeat would be "filebeat", "filebeat.1", "filebeat.2", and so on.
The maximum size in kilobytes of each file. When this size is reached, the files are rotated. The default value is 10240 KB.
The maximum number of files to save under
path. When this number of files is reached, the
oldest file is deleted, and the rest of the files are shifted from last to first. The default
is 7 files.
Output codec configuration. If the
codec section is missing, events will be json encoded.
See Output codec for more information.