Archive:HOW-TO:Send xbmc.log to rsyslog

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The following has been tested with Ubuntu 10.04 and should work with any distribution which include rsyslog and the imfile module.

  • Create the following file with contents as below:

/etc/rsyslog.d/10-xbmc.conf

Note: Text in bold will need to be adapted to value which are relevant to your system.

#
$ModLoad imfile
#
# /home/xbmc/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log
$InputFileName /home/xbmc/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log
$InputFileTag tag_xbmc_log:
$InputFileStateFile xbmc_log
$InputFileSeverity debug
$InputFileFacility local3
$InputRunFileMonitor
#
# check for new lines every 10 seconds
$InputFilePollingInterval 10
#
# send the log to a remote host: (optional)
local3.debug @<remote_host>
  • restart rsyslog:
sudo restart rsyslog

1 Send xbmc.log across network

Centralized rsyslog server monitoring[1]


Server side

Uncomment these lines in /etc/rsyslog.conf

$ModLoad imtcp
$InputTCPServerRun 514
  • restart rsyslog:
sudo restart rsyslog


Client side

Add these lines to the MODULES section in /etc/rsyslog.conf

$WorkDirectory /rsyslog/work    # default location for work (spool) files
$ActionQueueType LinkedList     # use asynchronous processing
$ActionQueueFileName srvrfwd    # set file name, also enables disk mode
$ActionResumeRetryCount -1      # infinite retries on insert failure
$ActionQueueSaveOnShutdown on   # save in-memory data if rsyslog shuts down
*.* @@<server-ip-address>
  • restart rsyslog:
sudo restart rsyslog

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