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Logger to Logger forwarding: preserve original event time and receipt time


I’m trying to forward historical events from a logger to another logger.  I’m using a TCP forwarder in the original logger and TCP receiver CEF in the destination.

The issue is that in the destination, the events has the event time an Receipt time of the moment when they arrived to the logger, and not the original event time an Receipt time.

According to the documentation there is a property that theatrically lets you to preserver the original timestamp of the event:

Preserve Syslog Timestamp: Set to true to preserve the syslog timestamp. The default is true--the timestamp is the original receipt time of the event. If set to false, original timestamp is replaced with Logger’s receipt time.

But according to my probes there’s no difference between using true (default value) or false, so the event on the destinations has always de Event Time and Receipt Time of the destination. May be it has no effect on a TCP forwarder ¿could be?

So the questions are:

What is the property ‘Preserve Syslog Timestamp’ for?

¿Is there any form to preserver the original Event Time and Receipt Time? ¿Maybe using another king of forwarder - receiver?


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