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Can a Log File Collector process Compressed logs?

Created: 22 Oct 2012 • Updated: 28 May 2013 | 1 comment
mlee22's picture
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Is it possible to configure a log file collector to process gzipped logs?  If so, what is the sensor property called?

Thanks,

~Mark

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SK Ooi's picture

I general, the answer is NO. Collector are purpose built to support specific products and their logs are usually no compressed.

 

Compressed files are very tricky. You must somehow find a way to track last line read from it. You can try if you can copy over those compressed files, then expand them, then read the logs just as per normal. Are you thinking of using the Universal Collector for log files?

 

 

Hope this helps

SK

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