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From Ray Van Dolson <rvandol...@esri.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Centralized logging.
Date Sat, 10 Apr 2010 15:04:29 GMT
On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 10:44:54PM -0700, Brent Clark wrote:
> On 08/04/2010 22:52, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > So how are people out there in mailing list land handling centralized
> > logging?
> >
> > I'd like to mirror my web farm's logfiles on a central server, but want
> > to be sure to preserve the W3C-ness so it's easy to run awstats, etc
> > against them from off this central box.
> >
> > The options I see so far are:
> >
> >      - Piping to syslog via external process (perl script, etc).
> >          * Downside being that we end up with syslog timestamps
> >      - Pipe to something like netcat
> >          * Custom-ish / hacky
> >      - Fire off some sort of synchronization process from central box to
> >        pull in logs (rsync) periodically.
> >          * Asynchronous -- there's a somewhat large window of time where
> >            logs will be missing on the internal server.
> >      - Log directly to shared, remote file server (via NFS)
> >          * Log server network issues or technical problems could affect
> >            Apache servers
> >
> > How do you guys typically deal with this?
> >
> >    
> 
> Hiya
> 
> Why not use splunk.
> 
> HTH
> 
> Brent Clark

Way too expensive.  I think this space could use some competition. :)

(Splunk is pretty awesome however though it wouldn't help me in this
particular case really...).

Ray

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