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How do i convert/fix my cooked data to human readable data?

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I've installed a universal forwarder(A) on a linux box which monitors a .log file and forwards data to an intermediate forwarder(B) on port 10200. The intermediate forwarder listens on the port ( it also has 'index=test02' and 'sourcetype=test02' entries ) and sends the data to an indexer_cluster. From my search head, when I search for index=test02 I receive the below data snipit.

Universal Forwarder(A) 6.5.1 and Universal Forwarder(B) 6.4.3
Splunk Cluster v6.5.0(in the middle of upgrading to 6.5.1)

I've tried a few things:
modified the outputs.conf [tcpout] compressed=false ... on the universal forwarder (A)
modified the inputs.conf on the intermediate forwarder to listen on [splunktcp://:10200]
modified the inputs.conf on the intermediate forwarder removing the index=test02 and sourcetype=test02 entries
the indexers have port 9997 enabled within settings -> forwarding&receiving->receiving
I've reviewed the /var/log/splunkd.log and metrics.log on both (A) and (B) forwarders.
I've reviewed index=_internal on the indexers within the cluster
I've reviewed many links but maybe i missed something

My request for help: Why is this happening and how do I get the data to human readable when I search for index=test02 on the search head
** Additional question:** I am not using port 9997 for the universal forwarders, does this pose a problem in my scenario/setup?

Thank You!

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Re: How do i convert/fix my cooked data to human readable data?

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Re: How do i convert/fix my cooked data to human readable data?

Communicator

Thank You. Yes, I've read this post before.
I've tried compensating for cooked data by using [splunktcp://:

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Splunk Employee
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@rewritex - It's not very clear what you need help with. Please provide more information so that other users can attempt to help. Thank you!

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Re: How do i convert/fix my cooked data to human readable data?

Communicator

Thank You aaraneta - I've updated my original post to hopefully be more clear and provide additional information

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Re: How do i convert/fix my cooked data to human readable data?

Communicator

I've just figured it out .. It basically boils down to the Splunk2Splunk data using the [splunktcp://:9997] entry within the inputs.conf.

Universal Forwarder (B) - Intermediate forwarder - inputs.conf
I modified the inputs.conf to listen on [splunktcp://:9997] and didn't have any additional parameters.

Universal Forwarder (A) -
Outputs.conf - I setup the outputs to talk with the server using port 9997
Inputs.conf - Using the cli command used the inputs.conf in the search app ($SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/local) where I added the index=test02 entry so the data goes into its own index. Without this the data was going into index=main.

[monitor:///opt/logging/logs/test02_server.log]
disabled = false
index=test-02

Now the Linux group is working, I will work on the windows servers and update this question after i'm done. Its always funny as soon as I post here, I figure out the answer ... or someone provides insite that helps me get to a solution. Thank you.

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