Loggly Blog: Best Practices

9 Strategies for Faster Live Debug

Debugging a live application can be a real pain, especially if you’re running a microservices architecture with elastic servers or, in the case of Cardinal Peak, software and hardware solutions for a variety of remote and custom devices. In this post, I describe approaches to extracting useful insights out of your Loggly account. Most examples […]

Why Should I Archive My Logs?

A good log management solution provides a glimpse into the state of a system over a period of time. It can help you identify performance trends, audit security events, and pinpoint periods of high demand. Archiving logs can drive cost savings while allowing you to extend the time frame in which you can use your […]

How to Get Answers from Your Linux Logs

Let’s say that you’re responsible for managing an application running on Linux. Your days are a lot easier (and more predictable) if you have visibility into what’s happening with your machines. Luckily, Loggly is here to help. The Loggly application pack for Linux automatically creates a dashboard with a great deal of useful information. It […]

Is Your Site Performance Eating Your Revenue?

Last week, shoppers at Amazon’s much-hyped sales event, Prime Day, were experiencing difficulty at the checkout. The issue appeared when shoppers attempted to add an item to their shopping cart, both on mobile and desktop versions. Reportedly, last year’s Prime Day was the second-largest sales day for Amazon in 2015, with total sales nearly 3.5-percent […]

Introducing the Field Guide for Docker Logging

Docker is undoubtedly one of the most significant technology trends in the software industry. Interest has grown throughout the first half of this year as developers have moved the needle from hype to reality. To date, two billion Docker images have been pulled from Docker Hub, Docker’s public repository of pre-built images. And according to […]

Which Components of Your System Should You Log?

The Logging Conundrum Two of the most common questions we get from our users is which components should they log and how should they prioritize the amount of log data to collect. If you’re like most software businesses, you’re probably running a complex system with many components and distributed services. For each component, you should […]

Logging in New-Style Daemons with systemd

With new-style daemons, systemd has introduced a new way of writing daemons that vastly simplifies the process for programmers compared to the old approach. One part of this new approach is the way new-style daemons can handle logging. Instead of worrying about the many complexities involved in logging, such daemons are encouraged to simply use […]

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