Logging in InfluxDB


I’m running influxdb1.6.3, telegraf 1.8.0 on RHEL 7.4 on my clients. Seems that Influxdb spams my /var/log/messages file with hundreds (if not thousands) of messages based on the collection times of the influx configuration. How do I turn them off?

Seems like there’s a number of posts here and in GitHub (#1006/#8319) that relate to this but shouldn’t the system install with all except very basic logging (e.g. error) turned off?

The documentation seems confusing talking about [http] logging and by default to /var/log/influxdb/influxd.logwhen running as a service, but that certaining doesn’t happen on my boxes.

I need to install InfluxDB onto a number of system and would like to do this automatcially rather than having to configure each machine separately.

Having got a successfully running system, i now have machines that are clogged with messages. Please help.


Would recommend you to ask this question in the influx community as well.

Ok thanks :ok_hand: I’ll copy it over to that board too.