Result caching in Log Viewer

Log Viewer creates and caches indices for your log files so that further navigation is much, much faster.

When new logs are added to a log file, Log Viewer only scans the difference. This is possible because logs are appended at the end of the file and previously added contents will never change.

Configuring cache driver for Log Viewer

Before you're able to configure this, make sure to first publish the configuration file.

By default, Log Viewer uses your application's default cache driver.

To use a different cache driver for Log Viewer, you can set it with an .env variable LOG_VIEWER_CACHE_DRIVER=redis or with a config option in config/log-viewer.php:

    /*    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------    | Cache driver    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------    | Cache driver to use for storing the log indices. Indices are used to speed up    | log navigation. Defaults to your application's default cache driver.    |    */        'cache_driver' => env('LOG_VIEWER_CACHE_DRIVER', null),    

Disabling cache behaviour

At the moment it's not possible to disable caching behaviour.

But, if you'd like to prevent Log Viewer from saving lots of data to the cache, you might use Laravel's in-memory array cache driver by setting .env variable LOG_VIEWER_CACHE_DRIVER=array. This way nothing will be persisted, but you will definitely notice slower loading times and higher memory usage when navigating the same file.

Cache compression

Since Log Viewer v3, cache compression is enabled by default, as long as you have zlib extension enabled in your PHP environment.

Log Viewer will then automatically compress indices before storing them, resulting in 3-4x lower storage needs.

Clearing indices/cache

If things ever go weird, and you feel like Log Viewer is not showing what it's supposed to, you might want to clear indices and let them rebuild.

Clearing indices/cache via the UI

In order to clear the index for a single file, just open its menu and click on the "Clear index" button: Clear index

You can also clear all indices by clicking on the "Clear all indices" button in the top right corner: Clear all indices

Clearing indices via API requests

You can also clear indices via API calls, either clearing indices for individual files or whole folders.


If you have any questions, feedback, or need any help setting up Log Viewer within your project, feel free to reach out via GitHub Discussions or GitHub Issues .