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Logging users to the MySQL error log

Problem

A customer recently showed up with the following problem:

With your guidelines [ 1 ] I am now able to send the MySQL error log to the syslog and in particular to an external log server.
But I cannot see which user connects to the database in the error log.

How can I achieve this?

Idea

During night when I slept my brain worked independently on this problem and in the morning he had prepared a possible solution for it.

MySQL reporting to syslog

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There are 2 different possible situations you can face when you have to deal with MySQL and syslog:

  • MySQL is used as back-end for syslog to store the logging information. [ 6 ]
  • MySQL itself should report to the syslog.

In this blog article we look at the second situation: How can you make MySQL reporting to the syslog.

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