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Old 07-05-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
danimallv
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Redirecting console output to file.


We remotely administer a handful of RedHat ES 3 boxes. I'd like to somehow see if there are any error messages popping up on the console. Problem is getting a monitor to the particular location is going to be quite a mess. Is there someway to get all those messages to go to a log file?

I'm thinking we have some type of hardware issue and am looking for that output to point us in a direction for plan of attack.

Any help is appreciated.

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Old 07-05-2005, 02:33 PM   #2
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If you are using syslog then take a look at /etc/syslog.conf

It is likely that they are already going to a file but that will show you where.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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Well.. I did set kern.* to go to /var/log/consle instead of /dev/console

Is that going to catch everything?
 
Old 07-05-2005, 02:42 PM   #4
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You can also make it easy by setting up a central syslog (loghost) server where all your syslog logs can send logs to..

Check the man page for more details.
 
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It will catch all kernel messages. Remember to restart syslog after changing the config file.

If you "man syslog.conf" you'll see all of the available faclilities and priorities.
 
  


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