You already have an exiting installation of Flume but want to collect data into backend other than HDFS (for which Flume is optimized).
The benefit of this approach is:
Install the Flume input plugin by running the following command
$ fluent-gem install fluent-plugin-flume
Open your Fluentd configuration file and add the following lines:
<source> type flume bind YOUR_FLUME_SERVER_HOST port YOUR_FLUME_PORT </source>
bind is localhost and
port is 56789.
This article is for
Flume-Legacy. If you use Flume-NG, please see this article: datasources/flume-ng
It's time to configure data outputs. Here are some examples.