Simple Logging to Logentries from a Docker container

Guest blog post on quick tips for logging from a Docker container by Logentries customer Gal Ben-Haim, Head of Software at Augury, @gbenhaim

While building Docker images for a production deployment I encountered a problem with proper logging of what’s going on inside the containers, especially if using supervisord to run multiple processes. Logging with Docker

One simple solution can be to share the /var/log/supervisor directory with the host.

Since I’m already using Logentries for centralized logging solution and I’ve already written a Golang client lib for it, I decided to use it for a simple log dump solution that can be used from inside a Docker container —

All there is left to do is create a new Logentries token and change the stdout change the random log file names of supervisord child processes to known path as described in

Then, add additional supervisord child processes such as:

command=tail -F /var/log/nginx/access.log | lecat -token <logentries_token>

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