Install Vector From Archives

This page covers installing Vector from a pre-built archive. These archives contain the vector binary as well as supporting configuration files.

Installation

Next Steps

Configuring

The Vector configuration file is located at:

config/vector.toml

A full spec is located at config/vector.spec.toml and examples are located in config/vector/examples/*. You can learn more about configuring Vector in the Configuration section.

Data Directory

We highly recommend creating a data directory that Vector can use:

mkdir /var/lib/vector

Vector offers a global data_dir option that you can use to specify the path of your directory.

vector.toml
data_dir = "/var/lib/vector" # default

Service Managers

Vector archives ship with service files in case you need them:

Init.d

To install Vector into Init.d run:

cp -av etc/init.d/vector /etc/init.d

Systemd

To install Vector into Systemd run:

cp -av etc/systemd/vector.service /etc/systemd/system

Updating

Simply follow the same installation instructions above.