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Recipe Syslog To S3
Looking to get data out of syslog into s3? You can do that with fluentd in 10 minutes!
Here is how:
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$ gem install fluentd
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$ gem install fluent-plugin-s3
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$ touch fluentd.conf
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fluentd.conf should look like this (just copy and paste this into fluentd.conf):
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<source>
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@type syslog
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port 5140
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bind 0.0.0.0
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tag system.local
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</source>
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<match **>
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@type s3
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path <s3 path> #(optional; default="")
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time_format <format string> #(optional; default is ISO-8601)
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aws_key_id <Your AWS key id> #(required)
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aws_sec_key <Your AWS secret key> #(required)
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s3_bucket <s3 bucket name> #(required)
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s3_endpoint <s3 endpoint name> #(required; ex: s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com)
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s3_object_key_format <format string> #(optional; default="%{path}%{time_slice}_%{index}.%{file_extension}")
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auto_create_bucket <true/false> #(optional; default=true)
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check_apikey_on_start <true/false> #(optional; default=true)
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proxy_uri <proxy uri string> #(optional)
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</match>
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After that, you can start fluentd and everything should work:
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$ fluentd -c fluentd.conf
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Of course, this is just a quick example. If you are thinking of running fluentd in production, consider using td-agent, the enterprise version of Fluentd packaged and maintained by Treasure Data, Inc..
If this article is incorrect or outdated, or omits critical information, please let us know. Fluentd is a open source project under Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). All components are available under the Apache 2 License.
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