3.7. Logging

3.7.1. Logging options

[log]

CouchDB logging configuration.

writer

Current writers include:

  • stderr: Logs are sent to stderr.
  • file: Logs are sent to the file set in log file.
  • syslog: Logs are sent to the syslog daemon.

You can also specify a full module name here if implement your own writer:

[log]
writer = stderr
file

Specifies the location of file for logging output. Only used by the file writer:

[log]
file = /var/log/couchdb/couch.log

This path should be readable and writable for user that runs CouchDB service (couchdb by default).

write_buffer

Specifies the size of the file log write buffer in bytes, to enable delayed log writes. Only used by the file writer:

[log]
write_buffer = 0
write_delay

Specifies the wait in milliseconds before commiting logs to disk, to enable delayed log writes. Only used by the file writer:

[log]
write_delay = 0
level

Changed in version 1.3: Added warning level.

Logging level defines how verbose and detailed logging will be:

[log]
level = info

Available levels:

  • debug: Very informative and detailed debug logging. Includes HTTP headers, external processes communications, authorization information and more;
  • info: Informative logging. Includes HTTP requests headlines, startup of an external processes etc.
  • notice
  • warning or warn: Warning messages are alerts about edge situations that may lead to errors. For instance, compaction daemon alerts about low or insufficient disk space at this level.
  • error or err: Error level includes only things that going wrong, crush reports and HTTP error responses (5xx codes).
  • critical or crit
  • alert
  • emergency or emerg
  • none: Disables logging any messages.
include_sasl

Includes SASL information in logs:

[log]
include_sasl = true
syslog_host

Specifies the syslog host to send logs to. Only used by the syslog writer:

[log]
syslog_host = localhost
syslog_port

Specifies the syslog port to connect to when sending logs. Only used by the syslog writer:

[log]
syslog_port = 514
syslog_appid

Specifies application name to the syslog writer:

[log]
syslog_appid = couchdb
syslog_facility

Specifies the syslog facility to use with the syslog writer:

[log]
syslog_facility = local2