Recipe Syslog To Treasure Data

Looking to get data out of syslog into treasure data? You can do that with fluentd in 10 minutes!

Here is how:

$ gem install fluentd
$ gem install fluent-plugin-td
$ touch fluentd.conf

fluentd.conf should look like this (just copy and paste this into fluentd.conf):

<source>
@type syslog
port 5140
bind 0.0.0.0
tag system.local
</source>
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<match **>
@type tdlog
apikey <Treasure Data API key> # You get your API key by signing up for Treasure Data
auto_create_table
buffer_type file
buffer_path /var/log/td-agent/buffer/td
</match>

After that, you can start fluentd and everything should work:

$ fluentd -c fluentd.conf

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If this article is incorrect or outdated, or omits critical information, please let us know.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.