In this article we will be going over a quick example on how to use goaccess to analyse the apache access.log in a production Acquia Cloud Platform environment.
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 with your specific use case
On ACE production environments there are two or more instances which means that we first need to copy the
access.logs you would like to analyse on a shared location.
Create a folder named
goaccess-logs in the shared location
example@ded-123:~/prod$ mkdir goaccess-logs example@ded-123:~/prod$ cd ~/prod/goaccess-logs
Now copy the
access.logs you would like to analyse and rename them for the first instance (you can narrow down your selection by replacing
[datestring] for example
access.log-2020* will grab all available logs for 2020):
example@ded-123:~/prod/goaccess-logs$ cp /var/log/sites/[example].[env]/logs/[ded-123]/access.log-[datestring]* ~/prod/goaccess-logs/ example@ded-123:~/prod/goaccess-logs$ for f in access.log-[datestring]* ; do mv -- "$f" "$(hostname -a).$f" ; done
Repeat the above for all the production web instances you want to include in your analysis
Now you can use
goaccess to analyse the prod
example@ded-123:~/prod/goaccess-logs$ zcat [web-*/ded-*] | goaccess --log-format=COMBINED -o ~/report.html
The report is now available for you to download using the same methods described here but with the location being
Note that you can actually place the
report.html to a location which is served by your sites like
/var/www/html/example.env/docroot/sites/default/files by modifying the above command and then view the result from your browser. Be careful you may want to add http authentication to that as it will be publicly available !