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JOURNAL-REMOTE.CONF(5)     journal-remote.conf    JOURNAL-REMOTE.CONF(5)

NAME         top

       journal-remote.conf, journal-remote.conf.d - Configuration files
       for the service accepting remote journal uploads

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       These files configure various parameters of
       systemd-journal-remote.service(8). See systemd.syntax(7) for a
       general description of the syntax.


       The default configuration is set during compilation, so
       configuration is only needed when it is necessary to deviate from
       those defaults. The main configuration file is loaded from one of
       the listed directories in order of priority, only the first file
       found is used: /etc/systemd/, /run/systemd/,
       /usr/local/lib/systemd/ [1], /usr/lib/systemd/. The vendor
       version of the file contains commented out entries showing the
       defaults as a guide to the administrator. Local overrides can
       also be created by creating drop-ins, as described below. The
       main configuration file can also be edited for this purpose (or a
       copy in /etc/ if it's shipped under /usr/), however using
       drop-ins for local configuration is recommended over
       modifications to the main configuration file.

       In addition to the main configuration file, drop-in configuration
       snippets are read from /usr/lib/systemd/*.conf.d/,
       /usr/local/lib/systemd/*.conf.d/, and /etc/systemd/*.conf.d/.
       Those drop-ins have higher precedence and override the main
       configuration file. Files in the *.conf.d/ configuration
       subdirectories are sorted by their filename in lexicographic
       order, regardless of in which of the subdirectories they reside.
       When multiple files specify the same option, for options which
       accept just a single value, the entry in the file sorted last
       takes precedence, and for options which accept a list of values,
       entries are collected as they occur in the sorted files.

       When packages need to customize the configuration, they can
       install drop-ins under /usr/. Files in /etc/ are reserved for the
       local administrator, who may use this logic to override the
       configuration files installed by vendor packages. Drop-ins have
       to be used to override package drop-ins, since the main
       configuration file has lower precedence. It is recommended to
       prefix all filenames in those subdirectories with a two-digit
       number and a dash, to simplify the ordering. This also defines a
       concept of drop-in priorities to allow OS vendors to ship
       drop-ins within a specific range lower than the range used by
       users. This should lower the risk of package drop-ins overriding
       accidentally drop-ins defined by users. It is recommended to use
       the range 10-40 for drop-ins in /usr/ and the range 60-90 for
       drop-ins in /etc/ and /run/, to make sure that local and
       transient drop-ins take priority over drop-ins shipped by the OS

       To disable a configuration file supplied by the vendor, the
       recommended way is to place a symlink to /dev/null in the
       configuration directory in /etc/, with the same filename as the
       vendor configuration file.

OPTIONS         top

       All options are configured in the [Remote] section:

           Periodically sign the data in the journal using Forward
           Secure Sealing.

           Added in version 229.

           One of "host" or "none".

           Added in version 220.

           SSL key in PEM format.

           Added in version 220.

           SSL certificate in PEM format.

           Added in version 220.

           SSL CA certificate.

           Added in version 220.

       MaxUse=, KeepFree=, MaxFileSize=, MaxFiles=
           These are analogous to SystemMaxUse=, SystemKeepFree=,
           SystemMaxFileSize= and SystemMaxFiles= in journald.conf(5).

           MaxUse= controls how much disk space the
           systemd-journal-remote may use up at most.  KeepFree=
           controls how much disk space systemd-journal-remote shall
           leave free for other uses.  systemd-journal-remote will
           respect both limits and use the smaller of the two values.

           MaxFiles= controls how many individual journal files to keep
           at most. Note that only archived files are deleted to reduce
           the number of files until this limit is reached; active files
           will stay around. This means that, in effect, there might
           still be more journal files around in total than this limit
           after a vacuuming operation is complete.

           Added in version 253.

SEE ALSO         top

       journald.conf(5), systemd(1), systemd-journal-remote.service(8),

NOTES         top

        1. 💣💥🧨💥💥💣 Please note that those configuration files must
           be available at all times. If /usr/local/ is a separate
           partition, it may not be available during early boot, and
           must not be used for configuration.

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