Understanding Suricata Config – append

Config Example

  - fast:
    enabled: yes
    filename: fast.log
    append: no


Suricata generates multiple log files e.g.

 -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 4.3G Aug 13 12:47 eve.json
 -rw-r--r--. 1 root root  17K Aug 13 15:01 suricata.log
 -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1.8G Aug 13 18:11 stats.log
 -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 2.0M Aug 13 18:11 fast.log

When we restart or re-run suricata deamon it has to decide what to do with the existing files. It has two options to decide from.

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