Better Stack Docker logging

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Collect logs and metrics from your Docker containers using Vector.

Select your platform:

Ubuntu • Debian

1. Grant permissions

Allow Vector to access Docker logs:

Grant Vector permissions
usermod -a -G docker vector

2. Setup

Install and configure Vector  on Ubuntu or Debian:

Set up Vector
  -o /tmp/ && \
  bash /tmp/

Curious about what the script does?

  • Installs Vector using official package.
  • Configures Vector for your Better Stack source.
  • Enables and restarts Vector.

The script will ask for confirmation before making any changes.

You should see your logs in Better Stack → Live tail .

Check out your metrics in the Docker dashboard .

Additional resources

Check out our comprehensive Docker logging tutorial to learn more about production log management for container and daemon logs.

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