Fluentd — Simplified

Richard Pablo
The Startup
Published in
7 min readMay 17, 2020

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If your apps are running on distributed architectures, you are very likely to be using a centralized logging system to keep their logs. The most widely used data collector for those logs is fluentd. In this post we are going to explain how it works and show you how to tweak it to your needs. We are assuming that there is a basic understanding of docker and linux for this post.

Basic concepts

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Richard Pablo
The Startup

A software engineer during the day and a philanthropist after the 2nd beer, passionate about distributed systems and obsessed about simplifying big platforms