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Ship logs from RDS to logstash

Follow this step by step guide to start sending data from your system to

Step 1 - Confirm S3 Bucket

Ensure your logs are being sent to an S3 bucket. The following guide from Amazon will help you achieve this if you are not doing this already, you can choose the best way to achieve this, but cloudwatch or cloudtrail are a great place to start:

RDS Monitoring Guid

Step 2 - Ensure Adequate Bucket Permissions

The following permissions applied to the AWS IAM Policy being used:

  • s3:ListBucket to check if the S3 bucket exists and list objects in it.
  • s3:GetObject to check object metadata and download objects from S3 buckets.

Below is how your permissions should appear:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "SidID",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": [

Step 3 - Configure Logstash for Amazon RDS

To start sending logs and metrics from AWS to your Stack you need to configure an AWS Input on your Stack.

Go to Dashboard will verify your input before it is applied, we will contact you to confirm when this has been completed.

Step 4 - Check for your logs

Data should now have been sent to your Stack.

View my data

If you don't see logs take a look at How to diagnose no data in Stack below for how to diagnose common issues.

Step 5 - how to diagnose no data in Stack

If you don't see data appearing in your Stack after following the steps, visit the Help Centre guide for steps to diagnose no data appearing in your Stack or Chat to support now.

Step 6 - RDS Logging Overview

Integrating Amazon RDS with is a pivotal step in ensuring efficient database monitoring.'s seamless support for Amazon RDS empowers you to collect and visualize log and performance data, enhancing the visibility and performance of your database. To create a comprehensive AWS ecosystem, explore our AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) integration to discover how can further elevate your monitoring capabilities. For improved AWS security and auditing, consider implementing our CloudTrail integration to gain detailed visibility into API actions and events across your AWS resources. ensures that these integrations work in tandem as part of their AWS logging.

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