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Import LCE Data Manually

LCE data can be collected both via real-time logging and manually in batch mode using the import_logs tool. These events will show up in the normalized event view along with events collected in real-time. This command-line tool allows data to be imported into the LCE that may not be available in real-time, but is still important for correlation of vulnerability data and for analysis of security posture and events.

Log files must be in ASCII format or , not binary, and each log must be delimited by a single newline.

Each item in the <list of log files and directories to import> is a file name or directory name. A directory name may or not end with a slash. For example:

# /opt/lce/tools/import_logs /directory1 file1 file2 /directory2/

Directory imports are non-recursive.

The following table describes the options available for import_logs:

Option Description

-d, -disable-rules


Do not apply LCE event rules to imported logs.

-a, --approximate-timestamps


If no timestamp can be determined for an event, assign the most recent known timestamp.

-c, --current-time


Use the current system time for all imported logs rather than the timestamps contained within the event text.

-o, --output-prefix <prefix>

Use the specified prefix when naming newly generated silos. For example, the -o Snort option will generate silos with names like SnortJun142009-Aug242009.db.gz. The default prefix is lce. This option can aid in the process of searching for logs created by a particular import instance.

The log importer tool logs its actions to /opt/lce/admin/log/importer and archives within this directory can be checked in the event that an import does not execute as expected.

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