Send logs to Better Stack using Fluentd

Start logging to Better Stack

1. Install

Install Fluentd on your server.

2. Set up inputs

Install and set up Fluentd input plugins.

3. Install Better Stack

Install the Better Stack Fluent plugin using td-agent-gem:

Install Logtail gem
td-agent-gem install fluent-plugin-logtail

Not using td-agent to install Fluentd?

Install the plugin with fluent-gem install fluent-plugin-logtail.
Read more about Plugin Management.

4. Set up outputs

Modify the Fluentd configuration to send logs to Better Stack:

Output configuration
<match *>
  @type logtail
  @id output_logtail
  source_token $SOURCE_TOKEN
  flush_interval 2 # in seconds

5. Restart

Restart the Fluentd service:

Restart the service
sudo systemctl restart td-agent.service

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

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