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Parsing CheckPoint Archive logs without "FW" tool

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Hi,
I have checkpoint archived logs stored in a binary format as described here :

    http://answers.splunk.com/answers/6490/import-checkpoint-archive-logs.html

can Splunk parse these files directly somehow ?

Instead of using the FW tool to convert them into CSV format and then import them to splunk.

I want to do that because my logs are much bigger than 2GB and the FW tool can only output 2GB at a time.

Many thanks in advance.

Tim Brewer

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Splunk Employee

Hi Tim,

No, Splunk cannot parse your binary log files. You need to either:

1 Export the logs from the management server using the fw logexport command
2. Setup the OPSEC LEA connector - https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/1454/

The second option is the recommended approach, as this will give you a continued feed of logs into your Splunk platform for analysis.

HTH.