Log to syslog #177

smith opened this Issue Sep 9, 2011 · 3 comments


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smith commented Sep 9, 2011

Allow logging to syslog or to other logger objects rather than the built-in one.


Something like backup perform -t my_backup --syslog ? I've never written to the syslog, is there some kind of unix utility that can accomplish this on OSX and Linux?

smith commented Sep 11, 2011

I opened this because I'm trying to get everything possible to log to syslog (using http://graylog2.org/ to collect everything.)

The standard ruby logger (http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/logger/rdoc/classes/Logger.html) defines an API for a logger object, and there are other gems that follow this API (https://github.com/crohr/syslogger seems to be the best/most active for syslog.) I opened this after seeing how chef can do it: http://tickets.opscode.com/browse/CHEF-273?focusedCommentId=16619&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-16619 , by specifying in a configuration file an object that will act as the logger. Let me know if that doesn't make any sense.

smith commented Oct 27, 2012

Closing this because of the fix above (thanks @antonlindstrom!)

If you're using logstash, you can use the backup log file for an input and output to just about anything.

@smith smith closed this Oct 27, 2012
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