[syslog-ng] MySQL Pipe for Syslog-NG not working

Patrick Smith patrick at Paypros.com
Wed Oct 28 23:29:37 CET 2009

Hi, I realize this is a syslog-ng users list but I know many of you are
using/developing php-syslog-ng/logzilla as well so I thought I'd post
the question here.  I did a fresh install of syslog-ng on 3 servers, all
running installed via rpm, but on one server the mysql pipe isn't
working successfully.


2 servers are 64-bit RHEL4, syslog-ng-3.0.4-1.el4 (rpm), remote MySQL
community server (mysql pipe works)

1 is 64-bit RHEL5, syslog-ng-3.0.4-1.el5 (rpm), local RedHat MySQL
server (mysql pipe is not inserting messages)


The pipe is taken direct from the php-syslog-ng wiki installation guide:


destination d_mysql {






destination d_localfiles {




log { source(s_remote); filter(f_allsystem); destination(d_mysql); };

log { source(s_remote); filter(f_allsystem); destination(d_localfiles);


I have the same syslog-ng.conf file on all 3 hosts.  Everything seems to
be working normally, the logs just aren't making it into the RHEL5 mysql

- Syslog messages are being received and written to local files.

- Test access to mysql syslog DB as syslogadmin and sysloguser works
fine.  Correct passwds are in config file.

- Test run of DBGen.pl works normally and the log messages are
searchable in the logzilla UI.

- No error messages in syslog-ng.log, mysqld.log, or logzilla logs.


Any ideas as to how to further troubleshoot would be appreciated.

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