After configuring an rsyslog queue file for a TCP rule, no spool files are created

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • A TCP forwarding rule with a queue file ("$WorkDirectory", "$ActionQueueFileName", etc) attached to it was added to rsyslog.conf and after rsyslog was restarted, the log entries are showing up on the remote server; however, no spool files were created in the configured spool directory. Is this normal?


  • rsyslog
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase, tools, and much more.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In

New to Red Hat?

Learn more about Red Hat subscriptions

Using a Red Hat product through a public cloud?

How to access this content