Directory layoutedit

The directory layout of an installation is as follows:

TypeDescriptionDefault LocationConfig Option

home

Home of the Journalbeat installation.

 

path.home

bin

The location for the binary files.

{path.home}/bin

 

config

The location for configuration files.

{path.home}

path.config

data

The location for persistent data files.

{path.home}/data

path.data

logs

The location for the logs created by Journalbeat.

{path.home}/logs

path.logs

You can change these settings by using CLI flags or setting path options in the configuration file.

Default pathsedit

Journalbeat uses the following default paths unless you explicitly change them.

deb and rpmedit
TypeDescriptionLocation

home

Home of the Journalbeat installation.

/usr/share/journalbeat

bin

The location for the binary files.

/usr/share/journalbeat/bin

config

The location for configuration files.

/etc/journalbeat

data

The location for persistent data files.

/var/lib/journalbeat

logs

The location for the logs created by Journalbeat.

/var/log/journalbeat

For the deb and rpm distributions, these paths are set in the init script or in the systemd unit file. Make sure that you start the Journalbeat service by using the preferred operating system method (init scripts or systemctl). Otherwise the paths might be set incorrectly.

dockeredit
TypeDescriptionLocation

home

Home of the Journalbeat installation.

/usr/share/journalbeat

bin

The location for the binary files.

/usr/share/journalbeat

config

The location for configuration files.

/usr/share/journalbeat

data

The location for persistent data files.

/usr/share/journalbeat/data

logs

The location for the logs created by Journalbeat.

/usr/share/journalbeat/logs

./journalbeat