Logging and Log Management

Logging and Log ManagementThis is my review of the book Logging and Log Management from O'Reilly. This is good book that explains about why you should be logging, and some ways to ensure you get a good log management system in place.

There are many chapters, which are not too long in length, it is well written and all the authors have lots of experience in the their field.

These are lots of good examples, and some good little code snippets that can help you out. I found one little snippet of code that is just excellent and it has now been added to the toolkit, and has actually been pulled into use recently, and sometimes just that one snippet can make the book worth the money.

It has many methods covered from both a security/administrator point of view as well as compliance reasons for log management.

There are case studies of where the proper collection and analysis of logs have been used in real world situations.

It breaks it down into separate areas, from collection, analysis, reporting etc, and explains how if you have a good system to log effectively if they are not being reviewed/reported correctly then again it's not a worthwhile exercise. 

I am always interested in your thoughts so if you have any comments or feedback then please feel free to add any comments, or you can mail me  here.

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