Agent 5 Log Files


This page covers Agent 5 log files. Datadog recommends installing or upgrading to Agent 7 for the latest features. For information on installing the latest version of the Agent, follow the Agent 7 Installation Instructions. For information on upgrading to Agent 7 from an earlier version, see Upgrade to Datadog Agent v7.

The Datadog Agent does a logs rollover every 10MB by default. When a rollover occurs, one backup (agent.log.1) is kept. If a previous backup exists, it is overwritten during the rollover. To set the maximum size of one log file and the maximum number of backup files to keep, use log_file_max_size(default: 10485760 bytes) and log_file_max_rolls(default: 1) in the Agent configuration file.

Agent log directory

Windows Server 2008, Vista and newerC:\ProgramData\Datadog\logs\
Windows Server 2003, XP or olderC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Datadog\logs\
Source build~/.datadog-agent/supervisord/logs/

Note: For Windows Server 2008, Vista, and newer systems, the Agent logs are located in C:\ProgramData\Datadog\logs. ProgramData is a hidden folder.

Agent log files

  • collector.log
  • dogstatsd.log
  • forwarder.log
  • supervisord.log

Agent installation log files

PlatformLocation and file name