I am attempting to move the index database and I am following this document line by line. "http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Moveanindex"
When I am all done and attempt to start the splunk from the command line it times out when attempting to connect. When I check the splunkd.log file I see the error messages listed below.
08-23-2011 09:43:51.710 -0400 ERROR loader - Creating: S:\splunk\default
08-23-2011 09:43:51.710 -0400 ERROR loader - Warning: cannot create "S:\splunk\default"
BTW: Everything copied over correctly and verified all files were there.
As a means of troubleshooting the issue, I would recommend trying to create files as the user Splunk will be running as, just to make sure that the permissions you set are taking effect properly.