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Two attributes defined in indexes.conf on cold bucket, which one supercedes the other

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I have two attributes defined for cold buckets.

500 GB

coldPath.maxDataSizeMB = 512000

395 days

frozenTimePeriodInSecs = 34128000

Which one of the above attributes supersedes the other. I am afraid that if the frozenTime PeriodInSecs takes precedence that it will cause serious strain on disk storage and we might run out of disk space soon on the indexer.

Please let me know.


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Path Finder

Thanks for your reply guys.

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Both settings are applied, so as soon as any of them reaches the limit defined, it will start to roll out to frozen the buckets.

In the other hand, it could happen that if your indexed data grows to 500GB in just one month, then it will start to roll to frozen and you wont have the 1 year data retention desired.


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Splunk Employee
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Both settings take effect -- so if either of those conditions are met, buckets will start to freeze.

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