Remote Syslog: sending gokrazy logs over the network

If you update your gokrazy installations daily, as we recommend you do, logs will be cleared daily as a side effect of rebooting the device. You can use Remote Syslog to persist logs elsewhere for later analysis.

Client side (gokrazy)

To enable remote syslog, you need to configure a target by creating the file remote_syslog/target on the permanent data partition.

# The following assumes you already created a file system
# on the permanent data partition. Otherwise, please use:
# sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/disk/by-partuuid/2e18c40c-04

sudo mount /dev/disk/by-partuuid/2e18c40c-04 /mnt
echo 10.0.0.76:514 | sudo tee /mnt/remote_syslog/target
sudo umount /mnt

I recommend using a (static) IP address for increased reliability, so that remote syslog works even when DNS does not.

Server side (syslog-ng)

This is how I instruct syslog-ng via its /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf to write syslog messages it received from e.g. host gokrazy to /var/log/remote/gokrazy-log:

source net { network(ip(10.0.0.76) transport("udp")); };
destination remote { file("/var/log/remote/${FULLHOST}-log"); };
log { source(net); destination(remote); };