Using Drupal syslog instead of default db log

Here is the doc:

Basically, just enable syslog module which is already in the core. And disable the database logging module.

Enabled syslog module on Drupal’s module administration screen, went to Administration / Configuration / Development / Logging and errors and set the Syslog facility to LOG_LOCAL3.(Any of them in the dropdown should be ok I think)

Then you need config the syslog config file. It’s different between Linux and Mac. Here is a instruction for OS X Yosemite:

1. Just like above, create the log file with

sudo touch /var/log/drupal.log

2. Instead of adding a line to /etc/syslog.conf, add the following line to /etc/asl.conf:

# Drupal logging
? [= Facility local3] file /var/log/drupal.log

3. Restart logging with

sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

My problem is above restart syslog service not working. So I did a restart for my Mac and all works.

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