1. Introduction
  2. Telemetry


When you build an app with the #[shuttle_service::main] macro, a global subscriber will be created and installed behind the scenes. This means if you can skip this step when implementing tracing in your application, all you have to do is add tracing as a dependency in your Cargo.toml, and you’re good to go!

// [...]
use tracing::info;

async fn axum(#[shuttle_shared_db::Postgres] pool: PgPool) -> ShuttleAxum { 
    info!("Running database migration");

    // [...]


If you’d rather use log, everything from the above section on tracing applies. A log-compatible layer is added to the global subscriber, so like with tracing, all you need to do to use log macros in your project is add it to your Cargo.toml.

Setting Log Level

The global subscriber has an env_filter which defaults to the INFO log level if no RUST_LOG variable is set. You can change the log level for local runs with RUST_LOG="<crate-name>=trace" cargo shuttle run. We do not currently allow changing the log level for production deployments, and it will be set to DEBUG by default.

Viewing Logs

We have a few commands that are useful for viewing your application’s logs.

To view the logs for your current deployment, in your project directory run:

cargo shuttle logs

You can also view logs of a specific deployment by adding the deployment id to this command:

cargo shuttle logs <id>

To get the deployment ID, you can run this command to view your deployment history:

cargo shuttle deployment list

And last but not least, if you’d like a live feed of your logs, run:

cargo shuttle logs --follow