Centralized logging for multiple servers

Igor Sysoev is at rambler-co.ru
Wed Apr 15 17:12:35 MSD 2009

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 12:56:29PM +0930, Kingsley Foreman wrote:

> Hi guys,
> Just wondering what you guys are using for centralized logging of access 
> logs for multiple servers. I'm thinking about using the syslog patch but I 
> was wondering if anyone was using anything they think is better? And has 
> piping of log files been implemented in the newer versions?

I personally do not like syslog and log piping.

I prefer to writing to local file system and to scp logs at midnight to
central host.

Some time ago I needed to deliver logs for hourly statistics. I have made
script that rotates log every hour, then gzips it (it takes several
seconds as a whole ~1G hourly log file is in VFS cache), and sends
the log to host. A daily log is done as

zcat hourly-logs.gz | 7z > daily-log.7z

and then it is copied to central host.

Igor Sysoev

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