In this release, the primary focus was on adding uniform support for file and folder symlinks.
The new development affects the im_file and im_fim modules when collecting logs from files, and when using File Integrity Monitoring.
The new feature is available to use with the newly introduced directive
In addition, we enhanced the already existing
Recursive directive to support the new feature.
This release brings the benefits of symbolic links to the world of NXLog.
In a corporate environment, NXLog Enterprise Edition is often used to simultaneously process logs from several sources, where symlinks could be beneficial.
The use of symbolic links in your configuration will enhance your experience using NXLog Enterprise Edition by allowing you flexibility in how you organize your log files, helps with the maintenance of linking log files and log folders to your configuration, and aids in cross-device compatibility when linking to remote folders and log files.
With this new feature, symlinked directories will be treated as regular directories or folders by NXLog Enterprise Edition.