I run multiple instances of the same application on a server. Each instance generates its own set of log files, and I want to be able to perform searches based on the instance.
The log files are all located by the following path:
I need a way to perform searches based on the instance name . The instance name is NOT contained in the log data, only in the file path.
If I wanted to usurp the "host" field, I could use the features of inputs.conf that allow me to extract the host from the file path. I am not sure this is a good solution for me, because I have multiple hosts doing this multiple instance thing and I would rather know the real host as well as the instance.