[rsyslog] Reliability questions about rsyslog and capabilities.

Sivan Greenberg sivan at omniqueue.com
Thu Sep 16 13:59:51 CEST 2010

Thanks for the reply Rainer!

So the syslog.* facility caters for ONLY the error and warning
messages that can come out of rsyslog itself and no other source? The
aim here is to create a place to have only the error or other messages
pertaining to rsyslog's operation only.

Still on the capabilities side, is there an option to add a string or
so to a produced msg line through formatting or property manipulation?
(instead of replacing a hostname property for example for that).


On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Rainer Gerhards
<rgerhards at hq.adiscon.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: rsyslog-bounces at lists.adiscon.com [mailto:rsyslog-
>> bounces at lists.adiscon.com] On Behalf Of Sivan Greenberg
>> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:19 AM
>> To: rsyslog-users
>> Subject: Re: [rsyslog] Reliability questions about rsyslog and
>> capabilities.
>> On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 7:53 PM,  <david at lang.hm> wrote:
>> >> And last, but not least :) Can I send rsyslog'd debugging or
>> >> error/warning logs to somewhere different like /tmp/rsyslog.log for
>> >> easy troubleshooting of /var/log becomes inaccessible for any
>> reason.
>> >
>> > you can configure rsyslog to write messages whereever you want to
>> (system
>> > permissions permitting)
>> Okay, but how do I separate rsyslog's *own* messages alone to a
>> different place ? using property filters ?
> They are just regular filters. I think (almost?) all are syslog.info
> (syslog.* to be sure). So you can process them like any other message, e.g.
> syslog.* /var/log/rsyslogd
> syslog.* @@host.example.net
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