Log analysis server suggestions?
ashley.moran at codeweavers.net
Thu Feb 16 06:20:09 PST 2006
Until recently I had a server running syslog-ng set to archive all logs into
server/year/month/day/ directories. Now the server is running in amd64,
we've lost our hi-res scrolling display so I want to look at a better log
I've read about logging to a database. I quite like the idea of storing our
logs in PostgreSQL (I don't like MySQL and don't want to get involved in
administering a second database). I know I can log to a PG database quite
easily, but I don't know how I can get the data back out without writing
Here is what I need:
- Logs stored for the last 6 months or so, and easily searchable
- Live log watching
- Log analysis
I might try swatch for the live log watching as this is not affected by the
choice of log storage and seems the best tool for the job.
As for searching / analysis, I've seen php-syslog-ng
( http://www.vermeer.org/projects/php-syslog-ng ), which looks very basic,
and phpLogCon ( http://www.phplogcon.com/ ), which does not support PG
anyway. Is there anything better GUI-wise?
Maybe I am best keeping the logs in text files for now, and spending more time
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