logging - Configure or retrieve logging on buckets

Synopsis

gsutil logging set on -b <logging_bucket_name> [-o <log_object_prefix>] gs://<bucket_name>...
gsutil logging set off gs://<bucket_name>...
gsutil logging get gs://<bucket_name>

Description

Cloud Storage offers usage logs and storage logs in the form of CSV files that you can download and view. Usage logs provide information for all of the requests made on a specified bucket and are created hourly. Storage logs provide information about the storage consumption of that bucket for the last day and are created daily.

Once set up, usage logs and storage logs are automatically created as new objects in a bucket that you specify. Usage logs and storage logs are subject to the same pricing as other objects stored in Cloud Storage.

For a complete list of usage log fields and storage data fields, see Usage and storage log format.

The logging command has two sub-commands:

Set

The set sub-command has two sub-commands:

On

The gsutil logging set on command enables usage and storage logging for the buckets named by the specified URLs, outputting log files to the bucket specified with the -b flag. Cloud Storage doesn't validate the existence of the output bucket, so users should ensure it already exists, and all URLs must name Cloud Storage buckets (e.g., gs://bucket). The optional -o flag specifies the prefix for log object names. The default prefix is the bucket name. For example, the command:

gsutil logging set on -b gs://my_logging_bucket -o UsageLog \
    gs://my_bucket1 gs://my_bucket2

causes all read and write activity to objects in gs://mybucket1 and gs://mybucket2 to be logged to objects prefixed with the name UsageLog, with those log objects written to the bucket gs://my_logging_bucket.

In addition to enabling logging on your bucket(s), you also need to grant cloud-storage-analytics@google.com write access to the log bucket, using this command:

gsutil acl ch -g cloud-storage-analytics@google.com:W gs://my_logging_bucket

Note that log data may contain sensitive information, so you should make sure to set an appropriate default bucket ACL to protect that data. (See gsutil help defacl.)

Off

This command disables usage and storage logging for the buckets named by the specified URLs. All URLs must name Cloud Storage buckets (e.g., gs://bucket).

No logging data is removed from the log buckets when you disable logging, but Cloud Storage stops delivering new logs once you have run this command.

Get

If logging is enabled for the specified bucket url, the server responds with a JSON document that looks something like this:

{
  "logBucket": "my_logging_bucket",
  "logObjectPrefix": "UsageLog"
}

You can download log data from your log bucket using the gsutil cp command.

Options

-b bucket_name

Specifies the bucket that stores the generated logs. This flag is only available for the set on command and is required for that command.

-o log_prefix

Specifies a common prefix for the names of generated logs. This flag is only available for the set on command and is optional for that command.

-o log_prefix

Specifies a common prefix for the names of generated logs. This flag is only available for the set on command and is optional for that command.