Video tutorial: Effective troubleshooting queries with Grafana Loki

Published: 7 Jan 2021

Hi folks, Ward Bekker here from the Solutions Engineering team. I recently published another Loki video that I’m excited to share with you.

Loki doesn’t index your logs, and that is a very different approach from popular full-text search engines like Elasticsearch or Solr.

That sounds like a huge constraint. How can you do powerful searches if you don’t index the log lines? In this short 3-minute video, I’ll show how you can perform effective Loki troubleshooting queries — without an index!

After this video, you will know how to use Loki’s “filter” capabilities for forensic troubleshooting.

Want to learn more about getting the most out of Loki? Check out these blog posts:

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