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xkaliburx
May 4th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Afternoon, rolling out our new platform using ubuntu, coldFusion8 and php and looking to see what method(s) people are using for central web logging.

Previously using CentOS I was experimenting with syslog-ng, never got it working, but as I use this new OS, I am wondering does Ubuntu have something specific or should I stick with installing/trying to configure syslog-ng?

Thanks

Lr

ejschaefer
May 5th, 2009, 03:19 AM
Hello,

You have a couple of options:

1. You can send your Apache logs to syslog and have a central syslog server to receive the logs

2. You could also just setup a NFS share, mount it on each web server, and change the log path to point to a folder on the mounted share.

This might actually be the best option for you. Using a NFS share you can also centralize the various CF logs.

syslog/syslog-ng references
http://www.cert-in.org.in/knowledgebase/guidelines/CISG-2004-03.pdf

http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/sysadmin/2006/10/12/httpd-syslog.html


HOWTO: NFS Server/Client
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=249889

xkaliburx
May 5th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Thanks for the reply. I am well aware of setting up an NFS mount, as well as using syslog, my question was more OS specific. If I currently have syslog-ng running with a few issues and converting the other 6 webservers to Ubuntu-server, I wanted to see what people were doing.

If I nfs mount, Ithen you are dealing with extra overhead of another mount, if the mount is down your now writing local,etc. I really want a simple log server;
/var/logs/server1 -> domain1.com, domain2.com, /var/logs/server2/domain1.com, domain2.com


Thanks