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25.5.2. Creating a New Directory for rsyslog Log Files
Rsyslog runs as the
syslogddaemon and is managed by SELinux. Therefore all files to which rsyslog is required to write to, must have the appropriate SELinux file context.
Procedure 25.4. Creating a New Working Directory
- If required to use a different directory to store working files, create a directory as follows:
- Install utilities to manage SELinux policy:
yum install policycoreutils-python
- Set the SELinux directory context type to be the same as the
semanage fcontext -a -t syslogd_var_lib_t /rsyslog
- Apply the SELinux context:
restorecon -R -v /rsyslogrestorecon reset /rsyslog context unconfined_u:object_r:default_t:s0->unconfined_u:object_r:syslogd_var_lib_t:s0
- If required, check the SELinux context as follows:
ls -Zd /rsyslogdrwxr-xr-x. root root system_u:object_r:syslogd_var_lib_t:s0 /rsyslog
- Create subdirectories as required. For example:
~]#The subdirectories will be created with the same SELinux context as the parent directory.
- Add the following line in
/etc/rsyslog.confimmediately before it is required to take effect:
$WorkDirectory /rsyslog/workThis setting will remain in effect until the next
WorkDirectorydirective is encountered while parsing the configuration files.