How do I get a Sumo Logic to display the symbolic link, or symlink, file name as the
_sourceName instead of the target file name of that symlink? For example, I have the following symlink:
my_meaningful_logname.log --> random_file_name.log
The target file name with my actual data content is
random_file_name.log but the symlink is named
my_meaningful_logname.log. I want the
_sourceName metadata to show up with the symlink name,
Can I get Sumo Logic to point to that symlink instead of the target?
No. The expected behavior for Sumo Logic is to use the canonical path for symlinks. This prevents duplication of log data if a file has multiple links. We always resolve the symlink to the target.
You can request changes to the current functionality, through the Feature Request option in your Help Menu.