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Are splunk logs counted toward our license limit?

Path Finder

Hi, looking at volume indexed I see quite few MB of indexed splunk logs, the question is are these indexing counted toward our license? below are the log files I am talking about.

/apps/tparty/splunk/var/log/splunk/web_access.log 0.256985665 
/apps/tparty/splunk/var/log/splunk/splunkd_access.log 23.090337752 
/apps/tparty/splunk/var/log/splunk/splunkd.log.1 23.761911393 
/apps/tparty/splunk/var/log/splunk/splunkd.log 101.839995384 
/apps/tparty/splunk/var/log/splunk/scheduler.log 4.307683944 
/apps/tparty/splunk/var/log/splunk/metrics.log.5 23.704051972 
/apps/tparty/splunk/var/log/splunk/metrics.log.4 23.704115867 
/apps/tparty/splunk/var/log/splunk/metrics.log.3 18.331140518 
/apps/tparty/splunk/var/log/splunk/metrics.log.2 23.706820488 
/apps/tparty/splunk/var/log/splunk/metrics.log.1 21.531718254 
/apps/tparty/splunk/var/log/splunk/metrics.log 6.729707730 
/apps/tparty/splunk/etc/apps/sample_app/logs/maillog.1 5.304664611 
/apps/tparty/splunk/etc/apps/sample_app/logs/maillog 2.542978287 

Thanks, Firas

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Re: Are splunk logs counted toward our license limit?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The Splunk internal data does not count towards your license.

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Re: Are splunk logs counted toward our license limit?

Path Finder

any reason why it shows on (start -> index activity -> indexing Volume) ? I thought that this view will list all indexed logs.

a related question, from other posts I know that SPLUNK will not re-index rotated log files, why do I see them in this view(start -> index activity -> indexing Volume) as a separate indexed logs?

series sum(MB)

/logs/dsngw.log.1 398.334282874
/logs/dsngw.log.3 398.013719557
/logs/dsngw.log.2 394.660317424
/logs/dsngw.log.4 354.173194881

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Re: Are splunk logs counted toward our license limit?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The dashboards will show internal and non-licensed volume, but it just isn't counted against license.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Actual licensed-counted volume is different and only reported once per day in the internal licenseaudit.log file. You can see it by `index=internal source=*license_audit.log | timechart span=1d sum(todaysBytesIndexed) by host`. There is additional and different information in version 4.2, btw.

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Re: Are splunk logs counted toward our license limit?

Path Finder

that is good to know thanks!

then what start -> index activity -> indexing volume used for? what I need to find out is how much indexing counted toward our license each source, source type or host is forwarding.

Thanks,
Firas

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