Managing log files

About logging with Cloud 66

When Cloud 66 deploys your servers, we also configure the logging for various services on your server. There are several logs available for different parts of your server. Depending on the specifics of your application, log names and directories may vary. The information below applies to most applications.

Ruby stacks

Web logs

Web logs are stored in $STACK_PATH/log:

If you are using a custom web server, such as Unicorn, you can find your web server bluepill logs in /tmp/web_server_bluepill.log.

Background processes

Logs for background processes can also be found in $STACK_PATH/log, and depend on the name of the process:


Log rotation

Your logs in $STACK_PATH/log and /var/log are automatically rotated on a daily basis and by default kept for 14 days into a sub-directory called archive/ in each respective directory. These logs are compressed, and can be uncompressed with the following command: gzip -d <log_file>.log.gz.


You can set the frequency and the number of rotations to be kept using toolbelt.