RSyslog Documentation


Type: global configuration parameter



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 parameter.

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/ # load the postgres module via absolute path

See also

Help with configuring/using Rsyslog:

  • Mailing list - best route for general questions

  • GitHub: rsyslog source project - detailed questions, reporting issues that are believed to be bugs with Rsyslog

  • Stack Exchange (View, Ask) - experimental support from rsyslog community

See also

Contributing to Rsyslog:

Copyright 2008-2020 Rainer Gerhards (Großrinderfeld), and Others.

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