This is archived documentation for InfluxData product versions that are no longer maintained. For newer documentation, see the latest InfluxData documentation.
InfluxDB writes log output, by default, to
Depending on your use case, this log information can be written to another location.
Running InfluxDB directly
If you run InfluxDB directly, using
influxd, all logs will be written to
You may redirect this log output as you would any output to
stderr like so:
Launched as a service
If InfluxDB was installed using a pre-built package, and then launched as a service,
stderr is redirected to
/var/log/influxdb/influxd.log, and all log data will be written to that file.
You can override this location by setting the variable
STDERR in the file
Note: On macOS the logs, by default, are stored in the file
For example, if
all log data will be discarded.
You can similarly direct output to
stdout by setting
STDOUT in the same file.
stdout is sent to
/dev/null by default when InfluxDB is launched as a service.
InfluxDB must be restarted to pick up any changes to
You can use logrotate to rotate the log files generated by InfluxDB.
If using the package install, the config file for logrotate is installed in
You can view the file here.