[syslog-ng] Logs out of control

Bill Nash billn at billn.net
Fri Oct 5 17:24:48 CEST 2007

Might I suggest table partitioning by date?

- billn

On Fri, 5 Oct 2007, John Hala wrote:

> Hello,
> I wanted to get some guidelines on how other people are controlling their syslogs with regards to I/O performance on the database side.
> I am running php-syslog-ng on a separate webserver and it takes a very long time to do a search and return the results.  Long time meaning 30 to 60 minutes or even longer as the logs grow.  I have indexed the database by message, but it did not help.  The I/O on the database server is just unmanageable.
> Possibilities that I'm looking into are getting 15K hard drives, change the RAID from 5 to 3, add more memory the controller's cache.
> Thanks,
> John
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