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Splunk addon builder checkpoint


Splunk add-on builder gives us 2 options to save checkpoint

  1. File
  2. Auto

File type save checkpoints to /opt/splunk/var/lib/splunk/modinputs/

Where is auto saving checkpoints?

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Have a look at below add-on. I have implemented custom check points.

If this helps, give a like below.
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So I just learnt something!

File uses a file checkpoint in the path you specify.

Auto stores the checkpoint in the KV Store

If my comment helps, please give it a thumbs up!
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@nickhillscpl Thanks for your response and the document reference.

One additional thing, For file checkpoints I can delete checkpoints using below command

splunk clean inputdata

Is there a command to delete only kvstore checkpoints for specific input?

I know I am bothering you,but unable to locate these documents in Splunk.Thanks

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I have the same question.  i found the kvstore in the collections.conf, but the only value are the dates.  how do we map the checkpoint to a specific value.  the value, i'm told for this add-on, matches the input name. 

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