Reliable forwarding with rsyslog

“Once you have more than 1 server (and maybe even with just 1) you need a central location to store your logs. Often this will be using a tool specifically designed for storing logs so you can easily search them and make them available to developers without needing access to systems. Whether this is via a massive central syslog server or a remote service like Papertrail, Loggly or Splunklogging is important for many reasons. All our servers log to local files via rsyslog but we also have a remote action defined to send our logs to Papertrail using certificate authenticated TCP/TLS encryption…”

http://blog.serverdensity.com/reliable-forwarding-with-rsyslog/