Use this documentation with care! It describes
the outdated version 7, which was actively
developed around 2014 and is considered dead by the
This documentation reflects the latest update of the v7-stable branch. It describes the 7.6.8 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 v7 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Note that there is only limited rsyslog community support available for the outdated v7 version (officially we do not support it at all, but we usually are able to answer simple questions). If you need to stick with v7, it probably is best to ask your distribution for support.
Type: global configuration directive
Dynamically loads a plug-in into rsyslog’s address space and activates it. The plug-in must obey the rsyslog module API. Currently, only MySQL and Postgres output modules are available as a plugins, but users may create their own. A plug-in must be loaded BEFORE any configuration file lines that reference it.
Modules must be present in the system default destination for rsyslog modules. You can also set the directory via the $ModDir directive.
If a full path name is specified, the module is loaded from that path. The default module directory is ignored in that case.
$ModLoad ommysql # load MySQL functionality $ModLoad /rsyslog/modules/ompgsql.so # load the postgres module via absolute path
This documentation is part of the rsyslog project.