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Pinned topic DataPower Log target to Windows file system

‏2012-11-16T13:10:56Z |
Hi,

Want to create a logtarget to copy the log files in windows filesystem. Any open source File transfer tool is suggested? such as syslog server.

Thanks,
Srini
Updated on 2012-11-21T14:44:30Z at 2012-11-21T14:44:30Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: DataPower Log target to Windows file system

    ‏2012-11-16T14:31:54Z  
    Srini,

    If you've a syslog server i.e. any unix or linux you can pretty much play with the *.dat files and run it from you local windows workstation ....

    But I don't think I've seen the windows file system...

    Thank you!

    Regards,
    Salla
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: DataPower Log target to Windows file system

    ‏2012-11-16T14:59:05Z  
    Srini,

    If you've a syslog server i.e. any unix or linux you can pretty much play with the *.dat files and run it from you local windows workstation ....

    But I don't think I've seen the windows file system...

    Thank you!

    Regards,
    Salla
    Srini,

    you can also have the NFS filemounts and again it's another way/process like syslog ...

    to grab those log files and anyalze the logs I've heard that splunk is proving to be promising ( ofcourse need to buy license ;) ) which we're also planning for it ... for analyzing there are lot many tools available ...IBM tivoli etc

    Thanks!
    Salla
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: DataPower Log target to Windows file system

    ‏2012-11-19T05:38:38Z  
    Srini,

    you can also have the NFS filemounts and again it's another way/process like syslog ...

    to grab those log files and anyalze the logs I've heard that splunk is proving to be promising ( ofcourse need to buy license ;) ) which we're also planning for it ... for analyzing there are lot many tools available ...IBM tivoli etc

    Thanks!
    Salla
    Salla,

    Thanks for the inputs.

    Srini
  • JohnAra
    JohnAra
    33 Posts

    Re: DataPower Log target to Windows file system

    ‏2012-11-19T15:36:11Z  
    Salla,

    Thanks for the inputs.

    Srini
    I'd be curious to know if anyone's used Loggly.

    As for logging the files off the device, I've had decent success with FTP option. Only complaint I have is it uses the file size as the trigger when to move the log file. I'd rather see a daily option.

    Thanks,
    John
  • Trey
    Trey
    225 Posts

    Re: DataPower Log target to Windows file system

    ‏2012-11-21T00:06:00Z  
    I would lean toward syslog/UDP if you need live log updates. If you use syslog/TCP you run the risk of the Windows box being slow or causing the device to spawn large numbers of TCP SYN's trying to connect and this can impact the performance of the device.
    (i speak from experience here and thats all im going to say)
    Maybe look into cygwin it has a lot of log daemon options.
    (I can not suggest this only point out that i have seen it used)

    If you can live with uploaded files rather than live updated files simply do a 500k log file size and FTP upload to the windows box. This is fairly lightweight and simple.

    Hope this helps. If you have some specific questions let me know.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: DataPower Log target to Windows file system

    ‏2012-11-21T14:44:30Z  
    • Trey
    • ‏2012-11-21T00:06:00Z
    I would lean toward syslog/UDP if you need live log updates. If you use syslog/TCP you run the risk of the Windows box being slow or causing the device to spawn large numbers of TCP SYN's trying to connect and this can impact the performance of the device.
    (i speak from experience here and thats all im going to say)
    Maybe look into cygwin it has a lot of log daemon options.
    (I can not suggest this only point out that i have seen it used)

    If you can live with uploaded files rather than live updated files simply do a 500k log file size and FTP upload to the windows box. This is fairly lightweight and simple.

    Hope this helps. If you have some specific questions let me know.
    Very True Trey :) ... do not want to burn the hands with Syslog/TCP

    and for the logs I'd always prefer live log updates = Syslog/UDP = DP writes some beautiful ones :)

    The later i.e. uploading files or otherones are kind of archived logging which I'd say shouldn't prefer ;) but again it's left to thier discretion i.e environment and architecture

    cygwin log daemons...havn't tried this but will definitely visit this ...ty Trey!

    Thanks and Regards!
    Salla