You already have an exiting installation of Scribe but want to collect data into multiple backend systems (by leveraging Fluentd's wide-ranging output plugins).

The benefit of this approach is:

  1. No need to gut out the existing Scribe instances.
  2. Take advantage of Fluentd's rich set of output plugins. For example, sending data to both HDFS and Amazon S3.


  1. Install the Scribe input plugin by running the following command

    $ fluent-gem install fluent-plugin-scribe
  2. Open your Fluentd configuration file and add the following lines:

      type scribe
      port 1463
      msg_format json

    In the above example, we assume bind is localhost and port is 1463. See the docs for the full list of parameters.

What's Next?

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


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