Vector can be installed through the DPKG package manager which is generally used on Debian and Ubuntu systems.
Download the Vector
curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -O https://packages.timber.io/vector/0.8.X/vector-amd64.deb
- Latest (0.8.0)
Install the downloaded packagesudo dpkg -i vector-amd64.deb
Start Vectorsudo systemctl start vector
That's it! Proceed to configure Vector for your use case.
The Vector configuration file is placed in:
A full spec is located at
/etc/vector/vector.spec.toml and examples are
/etc/vector/examples/*. You can learn more about configuring
Vector in the Configuration section.
Vector can be managed through the Systemd service manager:
sudo dpkg -r vector
Follow the install steps again, downloading the latest version of Vector.