Is there something equivalent to logstash-forwarder that can ship logfiles to fluentd?

I am trying to send log files from an application to a remote fluentd but have not seen whether this is possible via an agent somehow. I understand that you can make fluentd read logfiles when it runs on the same machine where the logfiles are produced (or copied) but I would love it whether something equivalent to logstash-forwarder exists.

Some more information: The system is a Debian 7 and the application logs in a file line-by-line. No syslog capability and that is why I am seeking for agents like logstash-forwarder instead that sort of tail -f logfile and send each new line at the remote fluentd.

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I would suggest the easiest way to do this would be to use the syslog input in Fluentd. But it would depend on the application you were sending from. Some more information about your environment would be helpful, like the OS you are sending from...

Edit: Debian Wheezy comes with rsyslog, I would recommend you use that.

  • I added some more in the description of the problem.
    – adamo
    Nov 10, 2015 at 12:58
  • Thanks. I will try to see whether this can be achieved with rsyslogd inputs.
    – adamo
    Nov 11, 2015 at 9:32

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