A database stream for mongoose to save all logs into a mongodb instance

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Bunyan MongoDB Stream
A stream implementation for the bunyan logger (https://github.com/trentm/node-bunyan). All log entries will be saved directly to your mongodb instance. It is a very lower level implementation and has no external dependencies.
The implementation requires a mongoose model for saving the log-data in the mongodb instance.
npm install bunyan-mongodb-stream
npm install bunyan-mongodb-stream --save
How To
  • Install the npm bunyan-mongodb-stream package. ;)
  • First to need to create a mongoose model. The package does not include a default model because the schema of the log-entry model may differ
from every use-case the logger will be used. You can add customer fields to mongodb document, just add the field to the schema and pass it to the bunyan logger. More information custom fields look here: https://github.com/trentm/node-bunyan#log-method-api. The example model includes two custom fields req and res. It is important that those fields are not required, because not all logger calls will includes those fields. Otherwise the mongodb driver will throw a validation error.
Example Model
'use strict';
var mongoose = require('mongoose');

 * The schema of the log entry
 * @type {Mongoose.Schema}
var LogEntrySchema = new mongoose.Schema({
    msg: {
        type: String,
        required: true
    level: {
        type: Number,
        required: true
    name: {
        type: String,
        required: true
    time: {
        type: Date,
        required: true
    res : {
        type: Object
    req : {
        type: Object

var LogEntryModel = mongoose.model('Log', LogEntrySchema);
  • Require and initialize the bunyan-mongodb-stream package.

var LogEntryStream = require('bunyan-mongodb-stream')({model: LogEntryModel});

  • Set up the bunyan logger and add the LogEntryStream to the streams array.

var bunyan = require('bunyan');

var logger = bunyan.createLogger({
    name: 'YourLogger',
    streams: [
            stream: LogEntryStream
    serializers: bunyan.stdSerializers

  • Use the logger as you already do.
Further Reading
  • For more details about the bunyan logger go to the github account: https://github.com/trentm/node-bunyan.
  • A little gist with a different implementation: https://gist.github.com/oroce/4052571