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File/Directory Information Input: When importing a .zip archive, why are there no timestamps or readable text?

BMacher
Path Finder

Hello fellow Splunkies,

I get data into Splunk by monitoring a directory for changes. If I insert an archive (.zip) of about 10 MB the data, it is not imported correctly --> no time stamps + unreadable text. I think the problem might be that Splunk starts the import immediately by unzipping the archive. Since it is not fully copied it fails and Splunk handles the file like binary code.

Does anyone know a solution?

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

Here is the best way. Modify the inputs.conf to add a blicklist for *.zippart
Then have the software that copies the files over, first rename the source file from *.zip to *.zippart, then copy it, then name it back.
If this cannot be done, then you can do something like this:
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/309910/how-to-monitor-a-folder-for-newest-files-only-file.html

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BMacher
Path Finder

I found a better solution myself. Add *.filepart$ to the inputs blacklist. If you transfer files per WinSCP make sure you use SFTP.

woodcock
Esteemed Legend

Here is the best way. Modify the inputs.conf to add a blicklist for *.zippart
Then have the software that copies the files over, first rename the source file from *.zip to *.zippart, then copy it, then name it back.
If this cannot be done, then you can do something like this:
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/309910/how-to-monitor-a-folder-for-newest-files-only-file.html

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