Scroll to navigation



journal-upload.conf, journal-upload.conf.d - Configuration files for the journal upload service







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


The default configuration is defined during compilation, so a configuration file is only needed when it is necessary to deviate from those defaults. By default, the configuration file in /etc/systemd/ contains commented out entries showing the defaults as a guide to the administrator. This file can be edited to create local overrides.

When packages need to customize the configuration, they can install configuration snippets in /usr/lib/systemd/*.conf.d/ or /usr/local/lib/systemd/*.conf.d/. The main configuration file is read before any of the configuration directories, and has the lowest precedence; entries in a file in any configuration directory override entries in the single 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 with the lexicographically latest name takes precedence. For options which accept a list of values, entries are collected as they occur in files sorted lexicographically.

Files in /etc/ are reserved for the local administrator, who may use this logic to override the configuration files installed by vendor packages. It is recommended to prefix all filenames in those subdirectories with a two-digit number and a dash, to simplify the ordering of the files.

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.


All options are configured in the [Upload] section:


The URL to upload the journal entries to. See the description of --url= option in systemd-journal-upload(8) for the description of possible values. There is no default value, so either this option or the command-line option must be always present to make an upload.


SSL key in PEM format.


SSL CA certificate in PEM format.


SSL CA certificate.


systemd-journal-upload.service(8), systemd(1), systemd-journald.service(8)

systemd 247