How to export logs from Applications to AWS Cloudwatch

I am using DO Apps and I would like to extend the log lifespan by exporting them into my central log-storage which is AWS Cloudwatch. Unfortunately log-forwarding is enabled only to PaperTrail, Logtail and Datadog which is nice, but does not work for me.

My idea was to setup a Vector ( sidecar to each App and ship logs from it. However I would like to ask first - maybe someone did this before me?


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Bobby Iliev
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March 25, 2024


The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding getting CloudWatch integrated to the App Platform natively would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Using Vector as a sidecar for log forwarding from the DigitalOcean App Platform to AWS CloudWatch should work in theory, though I’ve not tested this out personally so there might be some unexpected issues that arise.

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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