[syslog-ng] Use receiving file name / path as a macro on the server

Thanuje Ashwin Nallaperuma thanuje88 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 10:57:21 CET 2015

Hi Sandor,

I do not need to maintain the file hierarchy
I just one to transfer the file path to the server and use it as a macro on
the server side
because the path is the only way I am able to identify the files I send as
they have the same name and same content

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 1:35 PM, Sandor Geller <sandor.geller at ericsson.com>

> Hi,
> On 03/03/2015 05:15 AM, Thanuje Ashwin Nallaperuma wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have multiple files with the same content on the syslog-ng client
> > These files are stored on different locations with the same file name
> > and same content
> > After receiving I want to store these files with different names on
> > sysog-ng server
> > Is there any way I could use the filepath or filename of the receiving
> > file as a macro
> > or any way to achieve this..?
> I'm having some trouble understading what you're after. Do you want to
> simply transfer files from remote systems to a central place and keep a
> similar filesystem hierarchy on the central location as well? For such a
> purpose syslog isn't the preferred way as it isn't a generic purpose
> transport so use something else like rsync.
> There are ways to manipulate messages on the originating side (for
> example by adding tags to the syslog-ng source definitions) and
> encapsulating the extra information into the message payload you'll be
> able to extract the information on the remote side - but I'm not sure it
> worths the effort.
> hth,
> Sandor
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