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How to migrate to journald after upgrade to 18

asked 2013-02-07 15:31:14 -0500

lzap gravatar image


so after upgrade I noticed journald is running and working properly, but sending data to syslog as well. Can I now uninstall syslog and use only systemd? It makes no sense to me to use both.

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answered 2013-02-14 10:34:27 -0500

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To exclusively use the journal and drop syslog usage simple:

a) uninstall rsyslog with "sudo yum remove rsyslog"

b) enable journald storage persistency with "sudo mkdir -p /var/log/journal"

c) reboot


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answered 2013-02-07 16:06:28 -0500

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updated 2013-02-07 16:08:25 -0500

As I understand it, systemd is something different than syslog.

Systemd is a system and service manager for Linux, compatible with SysV and LSB init scripts. systemd provides aggressive parallelization capabilities, uses socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, offers on-demand starting of daemons, keeps track of processes using Linux control groups, supports snapshotting and restoring of the system state, maintains mount and automount points and implements an elaborate transactional dependency-based service control logic. It can work as a drop-in replacement for sysvinit.



Syslog is a standard for computer data logging. It separates the software that generates messages from the system that stores them and the software that reports and analyzes them.


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Nope, systemd-journald replaces rsyslog.

lzap gravatar imagelzap ( 2013-02-07 16:41:09 -0500 )edit

Yeah, thanks. I would like to know about some experiences with this :-)

lzap gravatar imagelzap ( 2013-02-08 02:06:50 -0500 )edit

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