[OT]: Syslog issues?

Nik Clayton nik at ngo.org.uk
Wed Mar 21 15:42:32 GMT 2007

Luis Motta Campos wrote:
>   We have a very busy apache farm producing 40Gb of log files everyday, 
> and no centralized logging facility.
>   We're considering using syslog (or better, syslog-ng) to concentrate 
> all logs on a single spot, so we can handle, parse, and summarize all 
> information for human and machine consumption.
>   The problem is making sure we have enough hardware to not loose 
> messages and enough bandwidth to guarantee that every message gets 
> properly delivered to the logging server without problems.


Set it up to be your syslog data sink.  You could:

a) Log to local files, and then ship the files over the network to a 
Splunk instance.

b) Log remotely direct to splunk (it'll act as a syslog sink).  You 
might have reliability issues with the syslog bit.

c) Log remotely, using mod_log_spread, and then get the data in to splunk.


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