Team: All my container logs are under /var/log/containers..

Where in kubelet or docker config can I specify this path such that logs are instead created under new path? Ex : /shared ? Instead of /var/log

  • I can't find anything either. It's also the case with containerd runtime. Good point. If you can't figure it out, one way to go about this might be to mount-bind your /var/log/containers from your arbitrary logs directory - see serverfault.com/a/613184/293779
    – SYN
    Dec 18, 2020 at 12:25
  • @AhmFM could you specify why you want the change the log path?
    – c4f4t0r
    Dec 20, 2020 at 0:17
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    Because I don’t like users writing to root directly. So I created a slice partition from root and want container logs to be written there instead.
    – AhmFM
    Dec 21, 2020 at 6:43
  • You might circumvent this by using syslog, or other logging facility if you can configure the host and set up the log path there.
    – karatedog
    Jan 23, 2021 at 20:45

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I got a work around to this case. basically, My root volume is 100GB and I created a separate partition out of it as 70GB and I set it to a new device sda3 and mounted it to /var/lib.

now, all docker container logs are written in same path but in backend they are mounted to a different drive. with this setup, even if there is disk pressure, the node does not become unavailable.

so my drive now looks liek below

sda2 / 30GB
sda3 /var/lib 70GB.  << new device

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