Well you are writing a sequence file (default) Is that what you want?
If you want text use:

hdfs.fileType = datastream
 
and for the serializer you should be able to just use:

a1.sinks.k1.sink.serializer = header_and_text



On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 8:02 AM, Ryan Suarez <ryan.suarez@sheridancollege.ca> wrote:
Thanks for the tip!  I was indeed missing the interceptors.  I've added them now but the timestamp and hostname is still not showing up in the hdfs log.  Any advice?


------- sample event in HDFS ------
SEQ !org.apache.hadoop.io.LongWritable”org.apache.hadoop.io.BytesWritable������cc�c��I�[��ڳ\�����`��� �� E � ����Tsu[28432]: pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user root by myuser(uid=31043)

------ same event in syslog ------
Mar 31 16:18:32 hadoop-t1 su[28432]: pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user root by myuser(uid=31043)

------- flume-conf.properties --------

# Name the components on this agent
hadoop-t1.sources = r1
hadoop-t1.sinks = s1

hadoop-t1.channels = mem1
 
# Describe/configure the source
hadoop-t1.sources.r1.type = syslogtcp
hadoop-t1.sources.r1.host = localhost
hadoop-t1.sources.r1.port = 10005
hadoop-t1.sources.r1.portHeader = port
hadoop-t1.sources.r1.interceptors = i1 i2
hadoop-t1.sources.r1.interceptors.i1.type = timestamp
hadoop-t1.sources.r1.interceptors.i2.type = host
hadoop-t1.sources.r1.interceptors.i2.hostHeader = hostname
 
##HDFS Sink
hadoop-t1.sinks.s1.type = hdfs
hadoop-t1.sinks.s1.hdfs.path = hdfs://hadoop-t1.mydomain.org:8020/opt/logs/%{host}/%Y-%m-%d
hadoop-t1.sinks.s1.hdfs.batchSize = 1
hadoop-t1.sinks.s1.serializer = org.apache.flume.serialization.HeaderAndBodyTextEventSerializer$Builder
hadoop-t1.sinks.s1.serializer.columns = timestamp hostname
hadoop-t1.sinks.s1.serializer.format = CSV
hadoop-t1.sinks.s1.serializer.appendNewline = true

## MEM  Use a channel which buffers events in memory

hadoop-t1.channels.mem1.type = memory
hadoop-t1.channels.mem1.capacity = 1000
hadoop-t1.channels.mem1.transactionCapacity = 100

# Bind the source and sink to the channel
hadoop-t1.sources.r1.channels = mem1
hadoop-t1.sinks.s1.channel = mem1



On 14-03-28 3:37 PM, Jeff Lord wrote:
Do you have the appropriate interceptors configured?


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM, Ryan Suarez <ryan.suarez@sheridancollege.ca> wrote:
RTFM indicates I need the following sink properties:

---
hadoop-t1.sinks.hdfs1.serializer = org.apache.flume.serialization.HeaderAndBodyTextEventSerializer
hadoop-t1.sinks.hdfs1.serializer.columns = timestamp hostname msg
hadoop-t1.sinks.hdfs1.serializer.format = CSV
hadoop-t1.sinks.hdfs1.serializer.appendNewline = true
---

But I'm still not getting timestamp information.  How would I get hostname and timestamp information in the logs?


On 14-03-26 3:02 PM, Ryan Suarez wrote:
Greetings,

I'm running flume that's shipped with Hortonworks HDP2 to feed syslogs to hdfs.  The problem is the timestamp and hostname of the event is not logged to hdfs.

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flume@hadoop-t1:~$ hadoop fs -cat /opt/logs/hadoop-t1/2014-03-26/FlumeData.1395859766307
SEQ!org.apache.hadoop.io.LongWritable"org.apache.hadoop.io.BytesWritable??Ak?i<??G??`D??$hTsu[22209]: pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user root by someuser(uid=11111)
---

How do I configure the sink to add hostname and timestamp info the the event?

Here's my flume-conf.properties:

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flume@hadoop-t1:/etc/flume/conf$ cat flume-conf.properties
# Name the components on this agent
hadoop-t1.sources = syslog1
hadoop-t1.sinks = hdfs1
hadoop-t1.channels = mem1

# Describe/configure the source
hadoop-t1.sources.syslog1.type = syslogtcp
hadoop-t1.sources.syslog1.host = localhost
hadoop-t1.sources.syslog1.port = 10005
hadoop-t1.sources.syslog1.portHeader = port

##HDFS Sink
hadoop-t1.sinks.hdfs1.type = hdfs
hadoop-t1.sinks.hdfs1.hdfs.path = hdfs://hadoop-t1.mydomain.org:8020/opt/logs/%{host}/%Y-%m-%d
hadoop-t1.sinks.hdfs1.hdfs.batchSize = 1

# Use a channel which buffers events in memory
hadoop-t1.channels.mem1.type = memory
hadoop-t1.channels.mem1.capacity = 1000
hadoop-t1.channels.mem1.transactionCapacity = 100

# Bind the source and sink to the channel
hadoop-t1.sources.syslog1.channels = mem1
hadoop-t1.sinks.hdfs1.channel = mem1
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flume@hadoop-t1:~$ flume-ng version
Flume 1.4.0.2.0.11.0-1
Source code repository: https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/flume.git
Revision: fcdc3d29a1f249bef653b10b149aea2bc5df892e
Compiled by jenkins on Wed Mar 12 05:11:30 PDT 2014
From source with checksum dea9ae30ce2c27486ae7c76ab7aba020
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