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: https://github.com/RaymiiOrg/ansible/tree/master/goaccess.
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
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.