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Cloud Logging


What is it

Cloud Logging is a fully managed log management product, supporting both real-time operations and long-term analytics use cases.

When to use it

Use Cloud Logging to investigate issues and get insight into the operation of your backend service, by analyzing the application logs and request logs.

If you have used the Cloud Runner SDK, your service should already have logging and tracing configured. This enables you to, for example, filter on all logs for a specific request trace.

How to learn it

Read the documentation.

Especially read the Logs Explorer documentation to learn how to make the most of the log analytics and querying capabilities that Cloud Logging provides.

Definitely make sure to have understood how to work with Cloud Logging before going on-call, as it will be part of your bread and butter tools for diagnosing and resolving issues in production.