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rsyslog not logging messages

i'm attempting to set up my ec2 instance (running amazon linux which as i understand is built on RHEL 5) to forward log messages to loggentries.com but nothing is getting forwarded. as a sanity check ...
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Unusual server crash on EC2, syslog has line of ^@^@^@^@^@

Trying to get at the root of why a server went down for 20 minutes, I looked at the syslog for that time period and saw this: Jan 3 07:50:01 tools CRON[17085]: (munin) CMD (if [ -x ...
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How can I get around a length limit on EC2 system logs retrieved through the console?

I am running ami-ccf405a5, which is a Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick EBS boot from alestic.com in a micro instance in us-east from the AWS Console. I use the user-data field to load in a script, the beginning ...
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how to collect and aggregate logs from multiple machines in Amazon AWS environment

We have multiple Ec2 servers running and they have a tendency to be started and shut down at unpredictable times (based on load etc). What is the best way to collate and aggregate logs from them in ...