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How do I use/activate the short term bulk loading using the Splunk free version?

New Member

Hi all, Currently I am using the Splunk Free version. However, i would like to import the splunk bots dataset into the splunk server to . They are 6GB large.

According to splunk free documentation on https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.6/Admin/MoreaboutSplunkFree,

"Is Splunk Free for you?
Splunk Free is designed for personal, ad hoc search and visualization of IT data. You can use Splunk Free for ongoing indexing of small volumes (<500 MB/day) of data. Additionally, you can use it for short-term bulk-loading and analysis of larger data sets--Splunk Free lets you bulk-load much larger data sets up to 3 times within a 30 day period. This can be useful for forensic review of large data sets."

How do I use/activate the short term bulk loading? I tried to import the dataset via installing a app, but received the error message of maximum size is 500mb.

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Path Finder

Hi @yihan

How did you input the log file? If you are uploading with Splunk WebUI, it is failing due to HTTP file transfer size limitation. It is not a license limitation.

When importing logs larger than 500MB, split the file so that one file is less than 500MB. Then try uploading from WebUI.

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Path Finder

Other option is using input monitor or oneshot command.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi @yihan, what do you mean tried importing the dataset via installing an app ? Did you setup a monitor on the required files via inputs.conf or GUI ?

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New Member

The dataset given from splunk for Bots SOC is given as an app to import: https://github.com/splunk/botsv1

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