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License violations help

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I sent splunk an email for advice about swapping to a free licence before the trial ran out, but never got any help and have noticed today it must have ran out recently as I now have some licence violations. I've also updated the license to the free version today and also updated the application.

Under current it lists the following twice and that must correct by midnight to avoid violation

1 pool warning reported by 1 indexer

then under permanent it says

3 license window warnings reported by 1 indexer

then under local server information it reports

Licensed daily volume 500mb
Volume used today 0mb (0.003% of quota)
Warning count 3

How do i get rid of these errors without losing all my data as trying to find it through the help pages isn't very informative

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Read this for your options:

http://splunk-base.splunk.com/answers/43083/free-license-violation-how-to-fix-and-prevent-recurrence

The options you have are the following since you only have 500 MB per day for free:

  • buy a splunk enterprise license, and get a reset key from support.
  • reinstall a new trial instance and migrate your data... every 30 days.
  • limit the data volume

You can do this to help you manage the data volumes:

http://splunk-base.splunk.com/answers/32174/is-there-a-way-to-isolate-erratichigh-volume-sources-to-...

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

FYI, while in violation, the indexer continues to index data, but can still record new daily license warnings.

With a splunk enterprise license with splunk support contract, you can ask for reset key.
If you are using splunk free, you have to wait 30 days without new warnings for the violation to reset by itself.

Otherwise, reinstall splunk and move the old buckets to the new install.

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New Member

thanks for the link, but i didn't find it of much use, as does not really tell you how to resolve the problems

due the problems this app is causing i'm going to move to syslog watcher 4

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