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Nebula Graph uses glog to print logs, gflag to control the severity level of the log, and provides an HTTP interface to dynamically change the log level at runtime to facilitate tracking.

Log File Location

Logs are stored under /usr/local/nebula/logs/ by default.

If you delete the entire log directory (rm -rf ./*) at runtime, no logs will output thereafter. You can restart the process to resume log output.

Parameter Description

Two most commonly used flags in glog

  • minloglevel 0-3: the numbers of severity levels INFO(DEBUG), WARNING, ERROR, and FATAL are 0, 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Usually specified as 0 in debug, 1 in production. If you set the minloglevel to 4, no logs are printed.
  • v 0-4: when minloglevel is set to 0, you can further set the severity level of the debug log. The larger the value, the more detailed the log.

Configuration Files

The default severity level for the metad, graphd, storaged logs can be found in the configuration files (usually under /usr/local/nebula/etc/).

Check and Change Severity Levels Dynamically

Check all the flag values (log values included) of the current glags with the following command.

> curl ${ws_ip}:${ws_port}/get_flags


  • ws_ip is the HTTP service IP, which can be found in the above configuration files (default IP is
  • ws_port is the HTTP port, the default value for metad is 11000, storaged is 12000 and graphd is 13000

For example, check the severity minloglevel of storaged:

> curl | grep minloglevel  # storage
> curl                     # metad

Change the logs severity level to most detailed with the following command.

> curl ""
> curl ""

In Nebula Graph console, check the severity minloglevel of graphd and set it to most detailed with the following commands.

nebula> GET CONFIGS graph:minloglevel
nebula> UPDATE CONFIGS graph:minloglevel=0

To change the severity of the storage log, replace graph in the above command with storage. Note that Nebula Graph only supports modifying the graph and storage log severity via console, meta log cannot be changed.

Or close all logs print (FATAL only).

> curl ""