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log is going to _internal index



Logs are going to _internal index instead of customized index.

host = xxxx
index = _internal
source = C:\Program Files\SplunkUniversalForwarder\var\log\splunk\splunkd.log
sourcetype = splunkd

inputs.conf and props.conf are set properly in deployment server.Also verified in the SplunkForwarder "Windows"  server.  Still getting above one , not going to customized index.

What could be the reason ?

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The reason is simple: that is where Splunk is told to put the data.  It's also the default setting so no real surprise.  To find out which config file is specifying the settings, run btool on the forwarder.

\Program Files\Splunk\bin\splunk.exe btool --debug inputs list 

Then you'll know which file to modify to have the data go to the desired index.

Be aware that sending data to a custom index rather than _internal may have license implications and may break some dashboards.

If this reply helps you, an upvote would be appreciated.
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