Docker version: Docker version 17.06.0-ce, build 02c1d8
Compose version: docker-compose version 1.14.0, build c7bdf9e
So I have the following docker-compose file to run NGINX:
version: "3.0" services: nginx: ports: - 80:80 volumes: - ./prod/nginx.conf:/etc/nginx/nginx.conf:ro - nginx_logs:/var/log/nginx:rw - /data/thumbs:/thumbs:ro volumes: nginx_logs: external: true
I created the
nginx_logs volume by running
docker volume create --name=nginx_logs
Now, I tried to access the logs from an other container (filebeat here) running:
docker run \ --name filebeat \ -v nginx_logs:/var/log \ -it filebeat /bin/bash
However when running
ls -l /var/log in the
filebeat docker I clearly see 2 log files, but with a symlink attached to it:
/var/log/access.log -> /dev/stdout /var/log/error.log -> /dev/stdout
Why is a symlink created ?
If I remove the file and run
touch /var/log/access.log, I can read the file but not with the symlink.
Any idea how to avoid having to run the
touch command ?