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Ansible playbook for GoAccess Log Analyzer

Published: 17-01-2016 | Author: Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article

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This is a small Ansible playbook to deploy the GoAccess log analyzer on Debian based systems. Next to Piwik, I use goaccess myself to get better insights in who and what visits my servers. This role is ment to be included in your webserver playbooks.

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The role can be found here in my github account:

It requires little change. It adds the goaccess apt-key. (Not with the apt-key module because that failed for unknown reasons). It installs goaccess and xz- utils (for zcat), deploys a config file and adds a hourly cronjob to parse the latest log file. You might need to change the logfile path. There is also a nightly cronjob which uses zcat to parse all (rotated) logs into a big report.

Tags: ansible , deployment , devops , goaccess , nginx , python , software