I am trying to speed up a search on Splunk. The search looks through millions of logs for matches to around 100 event types (each event type has multiple strings to match) so it has ended up being very slow.
The original search I have is:
eventtype=fail_type* source="*console" host = $jenkins_server$ | timechart count by eventtype
Which plots a timechart of the different types of fails in the console logs of jenkins which is what I want.
I tried to speed up the job by getting it to only look through logs from failing jobs. I can get a table of failing console logs using the search below but if I try to use those console paths for a new search by adding "| search source=console_path" it doesn't work
Setting aside possible accelerations (have you thought about it?), you end your search with a | table command which returns only given set of fields. You don't have source among them so searching by it won't produce any results.