Accessing Logs

Viewing logs from my container services

When you start a your containers via docker-compose up all of the defined services will start in the foreground. All log output to stdout/stderr within each container will be output the console. Each entry will be prefixed with the name of the running container to identify the source of the log message.

If log output is not coming directly to the console (for example, if you started your containers via docker-compose up -d to detach them) you can still SSH into the container and browse the file system for logs. Most common services will provide some log output in /var/log.

Alternatively, another option is to run the docker logs <containername> command.