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Project Reliability Engineering: Pro Skills for Next Level Maker Projects by Eyal Shahar

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© Eyal Shahar  2019
E. ShaharProject Reliability Engineeringhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5019-8_7

7.  Logging

Eyal Shahar1 
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San Francisco, CA, USA
 

In previous chapters we put a lot of emphasis on dashboards. Looking at the system in real time as it reacts to commands or internal changes is extremely beneficial, but it’s only one way to observe a system. Often, the things that we want to observe either happen when we’re not looking or just happen too fast. This is why logging – keeping a record of what the system did or tried to do but failed – is just as important.

In this chapter we’ll discuss some key aspects of logging: we’ll discuss what can be done with log messages, how to prevent log files from clogging the hard drive, and how to ...

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