DPKG

Install Vector through the DKG package manager

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

Install

Download the Vector .deb file:

curl -O https://packages.timber.io/vector/latest/vector-amd64.deb

Then install the Vector .deb package directly:

sudo dpkg -i vector-amd64.deb

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

sudo dpkg -r vector

Updating

Follow the install steps again.

Versions

Historical Vector versions can be found in the releases. Once you've found the version you'd like to install you can re-follow the install steps with the URL to the Vector .deb file.