Restore archived data

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I could not able to Restore archived data and could not able to make it searchable even after following 

Restore archived data instractions in Splunk Admin Manual. Can any one please help on this.

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Try this script and that should work fine
as follows:

root@XXXXXX:~# python
We're using the default index path, for custom indexes please adjust the path variable here
Enter index:winevents_security
Enter start date: (eg 30.12.2015): 31.12.2015
Enter end date: (eg 30.12.2015): 01.01.2016
[+] Searching dates on index winevents_security
in /opt/splunk/var/lib/splunk/winevents_security/frozendb/
Got 313 elements from /opt/splunk/var/lib/splunk/winevents_security/frozendb/
Found : db_1452350660_1451453107_329
[+] Copying databases into thaweddb..
cp -R /opt/splunk/var/lib/splunk/winevents_security/frozendb/db_1452350660_1451453107_329 /opt/splunk/var/lib/splunk/winevents_security/thaweddb/
[+] Rebuilding DBs
splunkd fsck repair --one-bucket --include-hots --bucket-path=/opt/splunk/var/lib/splunk/winevents_security/thaweddb/db_1452350660_1451453107_329 --log-to--splunkd-log
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I tried this method many times, but can not search event Jan2011 -July 2011.
(the strange was it can search 2010 data) What's wrong ?
my index.conf was set as

coldToFrozenScript = /opt/splunk/bin/
homePath = /data/splunk/juniper/db
coldPath = /data/splunk/juniper/colddb
thawedPath = /data/splunk/juniper/thaweddb
frozenTimePeriodInSecs = 31536000

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Path Finder

I have archived logs of one of my index named OS the index structure is as followed. I have followed the following steps to restore archived logs back to the Thaweddb bucket in os index but still icould not able to search those logs in that time fram.


homePath = $SPLUNK_DB/os/db
coldPath = $SPLUNK_DB/os/colddb
thawedPath = $SPLUNK_DB/os/thaweddb

Recovery Steps followed:

Copy your archive bucket to a temporary location in the thawed directory:
cp -r db_1181756465_1162600547_0 $SPLUNK_HOME/var/lib/splunk/os/thaweddb/temp_db_1181756465_1162600547_0

Execute the rebuild command on the temporary bucket to rebuild the Splunk indexes and associated files:
splunk rebuild $SPLUNK_HOME/var/lib/splunk/os/thaweddb/temp_db_1181756465_1162600547_0

Rename the temporary bucket to something that Splunk will recognize:
cd $SPLUNK_HOME/var/lib/splunk/os/thaweddb/mv temp_db_1181756465_1162600547_0 db_1181756465_1162600547_1001

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This did not work for us!!!!

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you need to give more details on what you the meanwhile a good explanation here index restoration

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