You already have an exiting installation of Flume-NG but want to collect data into backend other than HDFS (for which Flume-NG is optimized).

The benefit of this approach is:

  1. Take advantage of Fluentd's rich set of output plugins. For example, sending data to both HDFS and Amazon S3.


  1. Install the Latest Flume-NG Fluentd Sink jar into ${FLUME_HOME}/lib:

    FLUME_HOME $ tree -L 1 .
    ├── DEVNOTES
    ├── LICENSE
    ├── NOTICE
    ├── README
    ├── bin
    ├── conf
    ├── docs
    ├── lib # <- Put flume-ng-fluentd-sink-LATEST_VERSION-all.jar here.
    └── tools
  2. Write Flume-NG configuration like this:

    a1.sinks = k1
    a1.sinks.k1.type = com.github.cosmo0920.fluentd.flume.plugins.FluentdSink
    al.sinks.k1.hostname = localhost
    a1.sinks.k1.port = 24224
    a1.sinks.k1.tag = flume.fluentd.sink
    a1.sinks.k1.format = text
  3. Open your Fluentd configuration file and add the following lines:

      type forward
      port 24224

    That's it. Now, you can send Flume-NG events into Fluentd via flume-ng-fluentd-sink.

What's Next?

It's time to configure data outputs. Here are some examples.


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