I am unable to get rsyslog to write to a log file located in a directory other than /var/log.
The server is RHELS 5.6 and for the most part with a default configuration. Other than the rsyslog specific changes (rules added to iptables, etc.)
It WORKS if I specify the following in /etc/rsyslog.conf:
However, it DOES NOT WORK if I were to create a log file at the location /Testing/MyLog.log, chmod -R 777 on it, and then update the configuration to:
I'm baffled because I set /Testing/MyLog.log (and the directory) with chown and chmod to have identical user:group and permissions as the log /var/log/MyLog.log (according to the output of ls -la).
What am I doing wrong? Is this even possible? I've even tried making a symbolic link in /var/log, nothing I've tried seems to work. I've played around with all sorts of configuration options documented on the rsyslog website.