File Outputedit

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.


  # File as output
  # Options:
  # path: where to save the files
  # filename: name of the files
  # rotate_every_kb: maximum size of the files in path
  # number of files: maximum number of files in path
    path: "/tmp/topbeat"
    filename: topbeat
    rotate_every_kb: 1000
    number_of_files: 7

File Output Optionsedit

You can specify the following options in the file section:


The path to the directory where the generated files will be saved. This option is mandatory.


The name of the generated files. The default is set to the Beat name. For example, the files generated by default for Topbeat would be "topbeat", "topbeat.1", "topbeat.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.