How to process old logs?


(Tomer Leibovich) #1

Hi,
Just starting out with ELK.
I need to take old syslog files and process them in ELK so I will be able to see the messages in the date of the events, i.e, the timestamp that is shown in the log will be the actual time for the event in Elasticsearch.

My first attempt ended up with the entire line as the message and also with the date of the event as now.
The message is:
Oct 13 06:27:54 ip-10-2-7-128 dhclient[914]: DHCPACK of 10.2.7.128 from 10.2.7.1

My logstash configuration is:
input {
file {
path => "/var/log/backup/syslog.5"
type => "syslog"
start_position => "beginning"
}
}
ilter {
if [fileset][module] == "system" {
if [fileset][name] == "syslog.5" {
grok {
match => { "message" => ["%{SYSLOGTIMESTAMP:[system][syslog][timestamp]} %{SYSLOGHOST:[system][syslog][hostname]} %{DATA:[system][syslog][program]}(?:[%{POSINT:[system][syslog][pid]}])?: %{GREEDYMULTILINE:[system][syslog][message]}"] }
pattern_definitions => { "GREEDYMULTILINE" => "(.|\n)*" }
remove_field => "message"
}
date {
match => [ "timestamp", "MMM dd HH:mm:ss" ]
}
}
}
}
output {
elasticsearch {
hosts => ["ES:9021"]
user => "user"
password => "passw0rd"
manage_template => false
index => "logstash--%{+YYYY.MM.dd}"
}
}

So what I need to change in order to get the logs and events shown in their exact time and not from now?


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