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Which one to use syslog-ng or rsyslog on Linux

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I've used syslog-ng for some time. I like it. I have a project in which I need to choose a central logging solution. What are your experiences with rsyslog? Is it more complex to setup than syslog-ng? Or maybe does it have some additional features?

I am also thinking about using some gui tools for log parsing and graphing. May be proprietary/paid. Any suggestions?

posted Nov 6, 2013 by Amit Parthsarthi

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for GUI tools.
Paid: Splunk.
Unpaid: logstash/elasticsearch/kibana.

answer Nov 6, 2013 by Abhay Kulkarni
LogAnalyzer by the same people that do rsyslog
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