That's exactly what I needed Richard. I wonder how those syslog.conf files get wiped out like that? Only major changes I had on this pair was an upgrade to 8.2.3p1 about 2 weeks back.
I didn't do a wite file on my messages file, but about a week ago, my console and messages log files stopped showing data (just noticed today looking for lun reset requests from last night). Your post was right on point to get it working again.