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From Phil Scala <Phil.Sc...@globalrelay.net>
Subject RE: spooling directory source and variable replacement
Date Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:20:45 GMT
Frank,  as Nitin said currently flume monitors only the spool director, no child directories
are monitored.

If it's any consolation , I have a working patch to the Flume 1.4 code base for an enhancement
to add support for sub directories (FLUME-1899<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLUME-1899>).
 But for now Nitin has it right.


From: Nitin Pawar [mailto:nitinpawar432@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 12:56 AM
To: user@flume.apache.org
Subject: Re: spooling directory source and variable replacement

in spooling directory , it will always pick up all the new files dropped into directory. Be
sure that you do not have files which are still being written into in the same directory.

In normal use cases, they have a staging directory where they have current on going log writing.
And then you can use logrotate to move the files from your log directory to spooling directory.
Spooling directory requires the directory from which it needs to pick up files and you can
not put a file name in the config (as far as I know)

If you want to concentrate on those filenames only then I would suggest to only move those
files into the spooling directory.

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 2:11 AM, Frank Maritato <fmaritato@oversee.net<mailto:fmaritato@oversee.net>>
Hi All,

The application I'd like to grab log files from is rotating them into subdirectories by time
stamp. For example,


Is there any way to configure the spooling directory source in flume with time variables such
that it can find these files? Or is there a better way to do this?

Frank Maritato

Nitin Pawar

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