Figure 23. Log Shippers
A Log Shipper is a system tool that looks at files and system properties on a server and sends them to Humio. Log shippers take care of buffering, retransmitting lost messages, log file rolling, network disconnects, and other log management functions to ensure that you send data to Humio in a reliable, and regular, fashion.
In Log Shippers, your application is writing logs to a log file. The log shipper reads the data and pre-processes it (for example, this could be converting a multiline stack-trace into a single event). It then ships the data to Humio on one of our Ingest API.
Data shipping can be done a few ways: