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How to add a custom log to the journal in systemd?

asked 2014-01-05 17:34:07 -0500

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updated 2014-09-30 06:51:43 -0500

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I have a custom backup script that uses its own log file /var/log/backup. The script contains lines like:

echo "`date` Backup failed!" >> /var/log/backup

What is the appropriate solution for this use case in systemd's journal?

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answered 2014-01-05 18:19:55 -0500

Use systemd-cat . For example:

echo "Backup Failed" | systemd-cat --identifier "terminalid-home_backup" --priority "crit"

...the date will be recorded by the journal automatically, of course.

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