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django-peavy 0.8.5

django-peavy makes it easy to collect and monitor Django application logging.

Latest Version: 0.9.0

django-peavy is a tool for improving your Django application logging.

Features

  • Middleware to tag each request with a unique ID.
  • Logging filters to capture request metadata like user, remote IP, and headers.
  • Logging handlers for:
    • Capturing exception information, including a copy of the Django server error page, in a database.
    • Sending error notifications to admins without revealing sensitive information like the contents of request.POST.
  • A database router for sending log records to a separate database.
  • A simple user interface for browsing log records in the database.

Installation

Start with Django 1.3 or higher; peavy is intended for use with the new logging configuration first available in that version.

To install, simply run:

pip install django-peavy

Configuration

  1. Add peavy to your INSTALLED_APPS setting.

  2. To avoid interfering with your application's database transactions, peavy logs to its own database by default.

    The easiest way to make this work is to create a second database stanza in settings.DATABASES, that mirrors the default settings under another name, e.g.:

    DATABASES = {
        'default': {
            'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.postgresql_psycopg2',
            'NAME': 'defaultdb',
            'USER': 'dbuser',
            'PASSWORD': 'dbpassword',
            'TEST_CHARSET': 'UTF8'
        },
        'peavy': {
            'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.postgresql_psycopg2',
            'NAME': 'defaultdb',
            'USER': 'dbuser',
            'PASSWORD': 'dbpassword',
            'TEST_CHARSET': 'UTF8'
        }
    }
    

    This should get your tables created/migrated properly, and allow peavy to work with its own connection to the database. When it commits log entries, your application's transactions won't be affected.

    If you want to use a name other than 'peavy' for the peavy database, it needs to be specified in settings.PEAVY_DATABASE_NAME.

    If you want to put peavy in a truly separate database, you can still use South by specifying both app and database when running peavy migrations:

    $ django-admin.py migrate peavy --database=peavy
    

    If you omit the app name, you will probably encounter errors with other apps whose migrations South tries to run.

    Finally, you can use a separate database but tell South to ignore it completely by adding this to your settings:

    SOUTH_MIGRATION_MODULES = {
        'peavy': 'ignore',
    }
    

    In this case, you'll just create peavy's tables with syncdb.

  3. Add the peavy database router:

    DATABASE_ROUTERS = ['peavy.routers.DjangoDBRouter']
    
  4. Add the logging configuration. For example:

    LOGGING = {
        'version': 1,
        'disable_existing_loggers': True,
        'formatters': {
            'default': {
                'format': '[%(asctime)s %(name)s %(levelname)s] %(message)s'
            },
            'basic': {
                'format': '[%(asctime)s %(uuid)s %(user_pk)s:%(username)s %(name)s %(levelname)s] %(message)s'
            },
            'meta': {
                'format': '[%(asctime)s %(client_ip)s %(uuid)s %(user_pk)s:%(username)s %(name)s %(levelname)s] %(message)s'
            },
        },
        'filters': {
            'basic': {
                '()': 'peavy.filters.BasicFilter',
            },
            'meta': {
                '()': 'peavy.filters.MetaFilter',
            }
        },
        'handlers': {
            'null': {
                'level':'DEBUG',
                'class':'django.utils.log.NullHandler',
            },
            'console': {
                'level':'DEBUG',
                'class':'logging.StreamHandler',
                'filters': ['basic', 'meta'],
                'formatter': 'basic'
            },
            'mail_admins': {
                'level': 'ERROR',
                'class': 'peavy.handlers.AdminEmailHandler',
                'filters': ['basic', 'meta'],
                'formatter': 'meta'
            },
            'peavy': {
                'level': 'INFO',
                'class': 'peavy.handlers.DjangoDBHandler',
                'filters': ['basic', 'meta'],
                'formatter': 'meta'
            }
        },
        'loggers': {
            'django': {
                'handlers': ['null'],
                'propagate': True,
                'level':'INFO',
            },
            'django.request': {
                'handlers': ['peavy', 'mail_admins'],
                'level': 'ERROR',
                'propagate': False,
            },
            'myapp': {
                'handlers': ['console', 'peavy'],
                'level':'DEBUG',
            }
        }
    }
    
  5. Add peavy.middleware.RequestLoggingMiddleware to MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES.

  6. Add django.core.context_processors.request to TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS.

  7. Run manage.py migrate to create the database tables, or if you're really logging to a second database and have disabled South migrations for peavy, run manage.py syncdb.

The last two steps can be skipped if you don't want the UI.

  1. If desired, add peavy.urls to your URL configuration to get the UI:

    urlpatterns += patterns('',
        (r'^peavy/', include('peavy.urls', namespace='peavy')),
    )
    
  2. Run manage.py collectstatic to copy peavy's media into place.

Demo Application

Peavy comes with an example application that demonstrates how to log with it, and lets you check out the UI. To run it:

  1. Create a virtualenv for it, then activate the virtualenv.

  2. Copy the example application from your copy of django-peavy into the virtualenv:

    $ rsync -av peavy_demo/ $VIRTUAL_ENV/peavy_demo/
    
  3. Install its requirements with pip:

    $ pip install -r $VIRTUAL_ENV/peavy_demo/requirements.txt
    
  4. Set up the PostgreSQL database to match the Django settings. You can of course use another database, but it has to support concurrent transactions (so sqlite is out), and you'll have to adjust the settings and install the adapter yourself.

  5. Adjust your PYTHONPATH to pick up the demo app:

    $ export PYTHONPATH=$VIRTUAL_ENV:$PYTHONPATH
    
  6. Set the DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE environment variable:

    $ export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=peavy_demo.settings
    
  7. Run 'django-admin syncdb' to populate the database and create a superuser.

  8. Run 'django-admin migrate' to create peavy's tables.

  9. Run the devserver:

    $ django-admin.py runserver
    
  10. Browse to http://localhost:8000/, enter a movie quote, then check the logging at http://localhost:8000/peavy/.

Notes

Q. Why "peavy"? A. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peavey_%28tool%29. It's a lumberjack tool, and it's OK. Oh, come on, it's required.

Future

  • support for logging to other sinks: message queues, non-relational databases.
 
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