Currently I have an interesting problem to solve:
In short I will need to pull custom text application log files from server windows servers (Mixed environment of windows server 2008 / 2003 sp2 64bit) So that all log files are centralized in one location.
The requirements are:
- I will need to pull log files from windows servers to a CentOS Linux server.
- I cannot install additional tools, scripts, and etc on those windows servers to push the files out.
- I cannot change the applications on windows servers to write log files to another destination.
So current I am using the following methods:
- Make log folders on windows servers a shared folder.
- Mount those shared folders on CentOS linux server using the commmand: mount -t cifs -o username=windows_username,password=windows_userpassword,domain=windows_domain //windows_server_IP/the_shared_folder /mnt/target_folder
My questions are:
- How many folders you can mount on a single machine?
- Although all servers sit in the same network, but how will the performance degrade or how it will impact the Linux server if you mount 100 - 200 folders?