Graylog as Secondary Log Storage


(Markus ) #1

Hey All,

I’m researching whether it is possible to have sidecar or graylog save a copy of the raw message stream to a local disk. The idea is to have various sources using sidecar and syslog push to either a middle log depot machine which will store the logs to a longer retention than is possible on the application boxes and then from there push to graylog/ES for indexing and searching. I know that syslog can save a copy of anything it receives from a TCP/UDP input. Can sidecar be configured in the same way? If not, can graylog be configured to save the messages coming in in the original format?


(Jochen) #2

You can probably configure the actual log shipper which collects and sends log messages to Graylog, but the Collector Sidecar itself doesn’t read any log messages.


(Markus ) #3

When you say log shipper, you don’t mean collector sidecar? Are you more referring to something like logstash?


(Jochen) #4

Correct. The Graylog Collector Sidecar merely configures and starts/stops a log shipper such as Filebeat or NXLOG.

See http://docs.graylog.org/en/2.4/pages/collector_sidecar.html for details.


(system) #5

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