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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:56 pm    Post subject: Is it possible to run 2 system loggers Reply with quote

Is it possible to run 2 system loggers at the same time?

We are currently using sysklogd but would like to migrate to syslog-ng - however since this is a sensitive server I would like to run both loggers simultanously (logging into different directories of course) until we are happy with the configurations and results.

Is this a possibility at all? And if so, how would I go about this!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have additional server available? You could install syslog-ng there and then modify all your servers to log also to that another server. Then you would get logs to both servers simultaneously. I haven't tried to start two syslogs at once, but somehow I suspect it could be problematic and running two syslog daemons at once could be a bad move, especially if your server is important as you said.

One option would be to run some kind of virtualization - for example xen or vServer - and install a temporary sandbox server with syslog-ng. A test server is a good idea, anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Running 2 sysloggers at one system seems to be impossible for me as loggers often use /dev/log...

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