/ Jan 31st, 2021 /

Improved `file` source checkpointing

The `file` source checkpointing strategy has been improved to solve surprising edge cases.

The Vector file source included an option called start_at_beginning that would determine where Vector would begin reading a file based on a variety of conditions. As you can see, these conditions were quite confusing. To resolve this, PR 6178 deprecated the start_at_beginning option and replaced it with new ignore_checkpoints and read_from options. Migrating is easy:

type = "file"
-start_at_beginning = true
+ignore_checkpoints = false # default
+read_from = "beginning" # default

Adjust as necessary. The above values are the defaults and are not required to be specified.

This change was made available in 0.12.0. You can get this change by downloading the latest stable release.

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