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SFTP data in splunk

Engager

Hi All,

Currently there are mainframe jobs which is sending data to a splunk instance where the data will be index locally. The data transfer is happening via FTP. Since it's a frame jobs we cannot install splunk forwarders.

We are planning to convert from FTP to SFTP. On mainframe side code chane would be done to make it as sftp.

So for this what changes would required on splunk side ? I believe a key would required ?
Is there better method of transfer or any add-on that we can use ?

Regards

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Builder

key? to establish rsa and do sftp?

If you are able to successfully sftp files, you can index data locally on the splunk server as you said using inputs.conf.

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Engager

Do we need a seperate server for SFTP. Can we use the sftp key on splunk existing splunk server ?

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Builder

Are your servers Linux? You can set-up sftp using below link unless there are any security restrictions with the mainframes server.

https://www.jscape.com/blog/setting-up-sftp-public-key-authentication-command-line

Once SFTP is successful and files transferred, you can index data locally

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Communicator

So, are you pushing data from the mainframes to Splunk or pulling data from the mainframes?

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Engager

Yes...data is being push from mainframe to splunk via FTP.

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