Collecting Information and Logging in the Go SDK with Couchbase Server

The Go SDK offers simple logging of library internals to help debug issues. Logging may be configured on a global library-level basis. Note that the logging API is subject to change.

You can configure logging using the gocb.SetLogger, which accepts an implementation of gocb.Logger. The SDK comes with two built-in Logger implementations, which can be instantiated using the following methods:

  • gocb.DefaultStdioLogger() returns a logger that logs errors and warnings. This is fairly non-disruptive and does not produce a lot of output.

  • gocb.VerboseStdioLogger() returns a logger that logs more detailed tracing information. This logger should only be used when trying to diagnose an issue.

import (

func main() {

        // Use the gocb library.

It is also possible to provide other logger implementations to gocb.SetLogger. Implementations must satisify the gocb.Logger interface.

  type Logger interface {
	// Outputs logging information:
	// level is the verbosity level
	// offset is the position within the calling stack from which the message
	// originated. This is useful for contextual loggers which retrieve file/line
	// information.
	Log(level LogLevel, offset int, format string, v ...interface{}) error

The gocb.DefaultStdioLogger() and gocb.VerboseStdioLogger() wrap their gocbcore counterparts to provide a stable interface. The gocb versions should be used.