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Using Syslog with MySQL Cluster

By default, MySQL Cluster sends log data to a file but you can also send it to the console or to Syslog; this article explains how to send it to Syslog. The example given here is for LINUX.

In this example, I’ll use the “user” syslog facility name and so the first step is to make sure that syslog is configured to route those messages. If this hasn’t already been configured then add the following lines to /etc/rsyslog.conf:

For the changes to take effect, restart the syslog service:

Note that you should make those changes as root.

Still as root, start up a stream of  any additions to the new log file:

To tell Cluster to use Syslog, add this line into the [ndb_mgmd] section in config.ini:

and then start up your Cluster as normal.

You should now be able to see that MySQL Cluster information is being logged to /var/log/user.

You can adjust how much information is logged either through the config file or from the ndb_mgm tool, for example – to see when global checkpoints are written:

Note that a log-level of 15 will show all logs and 0 will show none. Other log categories besides CHECKPOINT are STARTUP, SHUTDOWN, STATISTICS, NODERESTART, CONNECTION, INFO, ERROR, CONGESTION, DEBUG and BACKUP.