Getting Data In

Create aliases for common sourcetypes

carmitstead
Explorer

I'd like to create a custom name for a common sourcetype. For instance:

inputs.conf

[monitor:///my/special/directory]
sourcetype = custom_syslog

props.conf

[custom_syslog]

Some configuration to make this custom sourcetype

format logs like the syslog sourcetype would be

formatted

[source::/my/special/directory]
sourcetype = custom_syslog

Rename does this in the reverse. I could rename my custom field to syslog with 'rename = syslog' in my props.conf, but that wouldn't help me. I want the behavior, but not the name of the default sourcetypes.

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dounla2carlos
Explorer

I am not sure to understand perfectly what you try to do. To me it seems impossible to change de behavior since its linked to a specific set of data. It will always behave as it was doing at the begining
Please if this is not enought, provide more details

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