Chapter 13. Logging Tools

This chapter explains why logs are important, how to create a logging strategy, and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls associated with logging and auditing. We will introduce the tools and techniques that will help you get the most from your logs without losing your mind.

Why Log?

Logs are another set of double-edged swords that lie quietly behind the scenes. They can completely save your butt, or completely overwhelm you, depending on the situation. Their importance, however, is frequently underestimated.

Logs are useful for a number of things. They can help you troubleshoot ...

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