APT

Install Vector through the APT package manager

Vector can be installed through the APT package manager which is generally used on Debian and Ubuntu systems.

Install

Start by adding the Timber GPG key and repository:

curl -s https://packagecloud.io/install/repositories/timberio/packages/script.deb.sh | sudo bash

Install Vector:

sudo apt-get install vector

Start Vector:

sudo systemctl start vector

That's it! Proceed to configure Vector for your use case.

Configuring

The Vector configuration file is placed in:

etc/vector/vector.toml

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

Administering

Vector can be managed through the Systemd service manager:

Uninstalling

apt-get remove vector

Updating

Simply run the same apt-get install command

sudo apt-get install vector