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Warm Databases not moving to cold database location


I modified $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/indexes.conf for the specific index to keep only 10 warm databases; however, it is not working as I have over 160 warm databases in my local disk under the "db" directory.

Is this the incorrect file?

Configuration as follows:

coldPath = /mnt/splunk_data/serverlogs_01/colddb
homePath = /splunk_data/serverlogs/db
thawedPath = /mnt/splunk_data/serverlogs_01/thaweddb
maxWarmDBCount = 10

Version: 4.1.3

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Does Splunk have permissions or any problems writing to the coldPath? Also, are there any indications in splunkd.log of any problems (or successes) rolling the warm buckets?

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Yes; several times.

The changes were made several restarts ago.

Any other ideas?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

did you restart the server once you changed the configuration?

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