You could also use syslog (or its variants syslog-ng, rsyslog) as a bridge
before flume. I don't know the details but I know there are syslog
implementations for windows too.
On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 5:24 PM, Paul Chavez <
[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I have setup a Windows flume flow using LogParser and the AvroClient app
> bundled with flume.
> It's a Powershell script scheduled every 5 minutes which runs a
> checkpointed query via LogParser to create incremental files for IIS logs
> and a couple other of our app logs. Then the incremental files are sent to
> a flume node running AvroSource. From there it's a typical flume setup, the
> log types are split based on a header that I append when sending via the
> AvroClient and then sent to collector nodes that sink to HDFS.
> It's currently a best effort architecture as I don't trap any errors from
> the AvroClient on the Windows side. I did extend the AvroClient to kick out
> exit codes though, just not using it yet (see
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLUME-1670). I've been sending
> about 15GB of IIS logs per day per server without issues, though.
> It's not the best solution but it works for now. Longer term we are
> thinking of a custom app on our side that leverages the HTTPSource, or if
> we get ambitious implementing the AvroRPC in .net but that's a backburner
> project right now.
> Also, I'm bucketing the events based on a timestamp interceptor which has
> caused post processing pain as the event timestamps are off by ~5 minutes
> from the header. I'm looking forward to using regex capture interceptor to
> timestamp the events with the event time soon.
> Paul Chavez
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brock Noland [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2012 6:52 AM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: Flume to stream logs live
> FWIW, I was sending log data from Windows I would write a little Windows
> Log Agent and send the data to the HTTP Source.
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Kartashov, Andy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Flummers,
> > Loved working with Flume 1.2 - very easy and simple configuration, it
> > was a pleasure to work with. Managed to "tail -F" logs from unix
> > server and into a hdfs cluster. The problem started when I also needed
> > to push logs from a Windows application server. Spent three days
> > researching on how to install flume on Windows and run a deamon/agent
> > that will push the logs to the Avro source I successfully configured
> > and ran on Unix. No luck. So I am looking t alternative. Is there
> > other framework available out there to help me with my issue. What about
> > Andy Kartashov
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