Hi brock,

Can you please expand on the tail -F loosing large ammounts of data?

Would ireprocessing log files ensure with reasonable certainty that all data made it into hbase?

We are about to put flume into prod for writing transactions to hbase, I must have missed the bit where tail -F is prone to data loss in the docs.

Our source app is Java, we were just writing to a file with log4j.

Thank you and have have great day,

Iain wright

On Oct 25, 2012 9:22 AM, "Brock Noland" <brock@cloudera.com> wrote:
If you cannot use RPCclient (project is not in java), then writing the
events to syslog and then sending those events to a "collector" agent
running syslog source is probably the best option. A worse option
would be to use exec source with tail -F. This is "worse" because it
can easily lose large amounts of data.


On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM, lancexxx <fervent.linux@gmail.com> wrote:
> oh, seemingly ,I see. sorry , I am new to flume.
> now I collect log from web server and want to use syslogudp source,
> which tool or  RPCclient  I should use to sent the data to the source of
> flume-ng agent
> on web server host ? maybe can you recommend to me a better source type like
> AVRO source,
> syslog source etc. because I do not realized the difference or advantage
> between them and
> I find no more information via the official guide。
> thanks very much!
> --
> lancexxx
> On 2012年10月25日Thursday at 下午10:37, Brock Noland wrote:
> Either the webserver must run a flume agent, the webserver must use
> the RPCClient (just a java object, not an agent) or the webserver can
> use the log4j appender.
> Brock
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM, lancexxx <fervent.linux@gmail.com> wrote:
> hi
> I do not understand that every host of webserser must run a flume-ng agent
> if I collect weblog?
> if no ,well then the client(web server host) how to sent the log to the
> flume-ng agent host in the internet?
> --
> thanks!
> lancexxx
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