Riak Destination

Parth Oberoi edited this page Aug 7, 2015 · 3 revisions



  • Erlang http://docs.basho.com/riak/latest/ops/building/installing/erlang/
  • Riak http://docs.basho.com/riak/latest/downloads/
  • Google Protocol Buffers https://developers.google.com/protocol-buffers/docs/downloads
  • Protobuf-c https://github.com/protobuf-c/protobuf-c
  • flex
  • bison
  • gcc
  • glib
  • eventlog

##Getting Started *

  • git clone https://github.com/hTrap/syslog-ng.git --branch f/riaktest
  • ./autogen.sh
  • ./configure CFLAGS="-ggdb3 -O0" --prefix=$HOME/path/to/dir/syslog-ng --disable-java
  • make
  • riak start (for set in bulk mode use, make sure the riak ulimit is set to a higher value than 1024)
  • make check
  • make install
  • copy the syslog-ng/modules/riak/riak-example.conf from source to istallation prefixetc/syslog-ng.conf

##The options for the riak destination

  • host() - string - the hostname or ip address of the riak server default - localhost
  • port() - number - the port number of the riak server default - 8087
  • bucket("<template>" type() mode()) :
    • <template> - takes in the bucket name template for eg logs_${YEAR}${MONTH}${DAY}
    • type() - takes in the bucket_type
    • mode() - takes in set(using riak CRDT set) or store as modes
  • key("<template>") - takes a key name template for eg ${UNIX_TIME}-${UUID}
  • value("<template>" charset() content_type())
    • charset() takes in charset for eg utf8
    • content_type() takes in content type eg application/json
  • flush_lines() - This works only with set mode adding to its bulk functionality It takes in a number say 100 and then saves the messages in buffer until 100 messages are received and then sends it to riak
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