Write syslog to unassigned drive?

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I'm trying to look at what's going wrong on my server, and previously enabled the local syslog server, writing to my cache disk as outlined here:

https://forums.unraid.net/topic/46802-faq-for-unraid-v6/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-781601. (It's in the FAQ for unRAID v6 topic.)


The problem is that my cache drive might be part of the problem, so I'd like to avoid writing to it. Is there a way of writing the local syslog folder to an unassigned device? I have an unassigned SSD which I could use. When I try to select a local syslog folder through the GUI, I only get a choice of shared folders.



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Though, I don't recommend to write logs to unassigned devices, it is possible to do.


You need to manually edit the file /config/rsyslog.cfg on your USB device and change the setting "server_folder" to the desired destination.

Restarting the syslog server is required to take the new setting into account and the GUI will display "custom" as location.


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