Use this documentation with care! It describes the heavily outdated version 5, which was actively developed around 2010 and is considered dead by the rsyslog team for many years now.

This documentation reflects the latest update of the previously existing (now removed) v5-stable branch. It describes the 5.10.2 version, which was never released. As such, it contains some content that does not apply to any released version.

To obtain the doc that properly matches your installed v5 version, obtain the doc set from your distro. Each version of rsyslog contained the version that exactly matches it.

As general advise, it is strongly suggested to upgrade to the current version supported by the rsyslog project. The current version can always be found on the right-hand side info box on the rsyslog web site.

Note that there is no rsyslog community support available for this heavily outdated version. If you need to stick with it, please ask your distribution for support.



Type: global configuration directive

Default: 30


Sets the ActionResumeInterval for all following actions. The interval provided is always in seconds. Thus, multiply by 60 if you need minutes and 3,600 if you need hours (not recommended).

When an action is suspended (e.g. destination can not be connected), the action is resumed for the configured interval. Thereafter, it is retried. If multiple retires fail, the interval is automatically extended. This is to prevent excessive ressource use for retires. After each 10 retries, the interval is extended by itself. To be precise, the actual interval is (numRetries / 10 + 1) * $ActionResumeInterval. so after the 10th try, it by default is 60 and after the 100th try it is 330.


$ActionResumeInterval 30

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Copyright © 2007 by Rainer Gerhards and Adiscon. Released under the GNU GPL version 2 or higher.

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