Scalyr has a number of helpful features that make it easier for customers to manage their log volume. If you are concerned about the log volume of particular files, or would like to learn more about how you can quickly evaluate log volume, please continue reading!
New and Improved Log Volume Dashboard
As a starting point, our “Log volume dashboard” can provide some insight. Please note that this dashboard was recently updated, and should resemble:
If you’d like to access the most current version, either create a new dashboard and add the following configuration, or delete your existing “Log Volume” dashboard (and it will be replaced by the new version)
In addition to the “Log Volume” graph, the new dashboard has a table for log volume by serverHost and log file, and a table for log volume by Kubernetes cluster and controller (if you are sending Kubernetes data to Scalyr). Sources sending the most data are at the top of each table.
Graphing Log Volume (on the fly)
The aforementioned log volume reports rely on a metric that is captured in our metalog -- you can see it by searching for
tag="logVolume" metric="logBytes". There is a second metric,
metric="logEvents" which captures the number of log events.
To compare log events between weeks:
1. Do a new search for
tag="logVolume" metric="logEvents" over the last 24 hours
2. Go to the "value" facet and click "Graph Values"
3. On the "Compare" menu, select "Prev Week"
We recently released a new Scalyr Labs feature called "Cost Management" to assist with managing log volume and costs.
Please see this page for more information