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Increase the retention on Splunk license usage log

sugarmanhk
New Member

Hi Support,

Our customer is WFAO and they are in cc list.
We found that the license usage log will be truncated after 30 days even we the dish space of the index “_internal” were using under 30%
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Our questions is that how can we increase the retention period of the license usage log? Is it the same that we set the " frozenTimePeriodInSecs” under system/local/indexes.conf [_internal]? Or there is any other special settings?

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adonio
Ultra Champion

hello there,

out of the box, the retention for internal indexes are 30 days (2592000 seconds)
$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/indexes.conf

[_internal]
homePath   = $SPLUNK_DB\_internaldb\db
coldPath   = $SPLUNK_DB\_internaldb\colddb
thawedPath = $SPLUNK_DB\_internaldb\thaweddb
tstatsHomePath = volume:_splunk_summaries\_internaldb\datamodel_summary
maxDataSize = 1000
maxHotSpanSecs = 432000
frozenTimePeriodInSecs = 2592000

you can increase the retention or, like i have seen many times, write a summary search that capture the daily license metrics you are interested and you can have many years retention for very little amount of disk.
also searches and calculations will run faster

hope it helps

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adonio
Ultra Champion

hello there,

out of the box, the retention for internal indexes are 30 days (2592000 seconds)
$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/indexes.conf

[_internal]
homePath   = $SPLUNK_DB\_internaldb\db
coldPath   = $SPLUNK_DB\_internaldb\colddb
thawedPath = $SPLUNK_DB\_internaldb\thaweddb
tstatsHomePath = volume:_splunk_summaries\_internaldb\datamodel_summary
maxDataSize = 1000
maxHotSpanSecs = 432000
frozenTimePeriodInSecs = 2592000

you can increase the retention or, like i have seen many times, write a summary search that capture the daily license metrics you are interested and you can have many years retention for very little amount of disk.
also searches and calculations will run faster

hope it helps

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