Creating Repositories

Figure 1, Repositories & Views

A repository in Humio is where you’ll store server logs and metrics. This is where you’ll be able to search and monitor your data in a much more comprehensive way. The ability to create repositories is available in Humio when running it locally, on-premise. This ability is different for Humio Cloud accounts.

When using a Trial account on Humio Cloud, you will be able to create one repository — besides the Sandbox that comes with every new trial organization. Paid Cloud accounts are entitled to multiple repositories, but are required to contact Humio Support to request their creation.

Some Humio Cloud customers currently have the ability to create their own repositories themselves; please contact Humio Support.

Create a Repository

Figure 2, Add a View or Repository

To start, log into the Humio User Interface. The opening screen will show you the list of available respositories, as shown in Figure 1 here.

To create a repository:

  1. Click on the + Add New… icon.

  2. You will be prompted to choose whether to create a new View or Repository.

  3. Choose Repository (or Trial Repository) to create a repository.

  4. You will be prompted to provide a repository name and optional description for the repository. When you’re finished, click + Create Repository.

Figure 3, New Repository

Repository Settings

Figure 4, Repository Settings

Once your repository has been created you will be taken to repository settings page whereyou can configure repository information.

To ingest data into the repository, you will need to set up log shippers. See Ingest Data and Log Shippers sections for more information.

Data Retention

Figure 5, Data Retention

Repositories store data and can be configured to automatically delete data automatically when certain conditions are met. This data retention model can be used Data within Humio repositories can be configurd to be limited either by the ingest limit, storage limit, or the time limit.

Figure 6, Organization Statistics

Next Steps

After you create a repository, log shippers are required to ingest data to Humio to be stored in the repository. Look over the list of tasks on the first page of this section on Repositories.