This page covers installing Vector from a pre-built archive. These archives
vector binary as well as supporting configuration files.
The Vector configuration file is located at:
A full spec is located at
config/vector.spec.toml and examples are
config/vector/examples/*. You can learn more about configuring
Vector in the Configuration section.
We recommend creating a data directory that Vector can use:
Vector offers a global
data_dir option that
you can use to specify the path of your directory.
data_dir = "/var/lib/vector" # default
Vector archives ship with service files in case you need them:
To install Vector into Init.d run:
cp -av etc/init.d/vector /etc/init.d
To install Vector into Systemd run:
cp -av etc/systemd/vector.service /etc/systemd/system
Simply follow the same installation instructions above.